Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Yarn Along

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What are you knitting and reading this week? I'm joining Ginny at Small Things for Yarn Along.

Knitting: Both sleeves on my Setesdalkofte is almost done and I'm just waiting for a longer circular needle to come in the mail so I can put all the parts together and start the yoke :)

Reading: I really enjoy books that has a story about books or a library. The People of the Book has been on my shelf a few years now after I found it at a sale in my local bookstore, just waiting to be read. It's inspired by a true story and it's great!

In 1996, Hanna Heath, an Australian rare-book expert, is offered the job of a lifetime: analysis and conservation of the famed Sarajevo Haggadah, which has been rescued from Serb shelling during the Bosnian war. Priceless and beautiful, the book is one of the earliest Jewish volumes ever to be illuminated with images. When Hanna, a caustic loner with a passion for her work, discovers a series of tiny artifacts in its ancient binding—an insect wing fragment, wine stains, salt crystals, a white hair—she begins to unlock the book’s mysteries. The reader is ushered into an exquisitely detailed and atmospheric past, tracing the book’s journey from its salvation back to its creation.In Bosnia during World War II, a Muslim risks his life to protect it from the Nazis. In the hedonistic salons of fin-de-siècle Vienna, the book becomes a pawn in the struggle against the city’s rising anti-Semitism. In inquisition-era Venice, a Catholic priest saves it from burning. In Barcelona in 1492, the scribe who wrote the text sees his family destroyed by the agonies of enforced exile. And in Seville in 1480, the reason for the Haggadah’s extraordinary illuminations is finally disclosed. Hanna’s investigation unexpectedly plunges her into the intrigues of fine art forgers and ultra-nationalist fanatics. Her experiences will test her belief in herself and the man she has come to love. -from Goodreads-

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9 comments:

  1. I love this book too.
    your sweater is just lovely

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  2. your sweater is nearly done! love the color knitting :)

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  3. Oh my, your colourwork is stunning, one of my goals is to knit myself a colourwork sweater.

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  4. Interesting how the pattern is reversed on the sleeve. A fun effect. Need to check out your book.

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  5. I love the sound of your book's plot. I like old artifacts and treasure hunts. Can you let me know at your convenience what those books are that incorporated Sherlock Holmes? I'm intrigued, thanks! Love the colorwork as usual. I'm so itchin' to knit more of that but need to get some more WIP's done first.

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    1. The books are
      The House of Silk by Anthony Horowitz
      http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/11093329-the-house-of-silk
      and a norwegian book
      Skrinet by Helge Kåre Fauskanger
      https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16032958-skrinet

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  6. Those colors are so pretty together! Can't wait to see it all in one piece. I am intimidated by knitting a sweater, but broken down into these individual parts (sleeves and middle done separately) it looks like it's something I could handle someday!

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  7. I love the colors of your sweater. The pink is so pretty!

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  8. Har ikke lest den boka, men kanskje jeg skulle prøvd meg på den. Fin genser!

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