What are you knitting and reading this week? I'm joining Ginny at Small Things for Yarn Along.
Knitting: For my birthday back in January I got sock yarn in five different colours from the same brand. One of them was blue and are my current socks on the needles. I plan to knit up all the other colours too and post them all at once :) I have knitted a pair of purple socks in the same yarn last year and they have been used a lot lately.
And I have finally knitted on my kofte. The yoke is almost done - just a few more rounds. I had to try it one today and it fits perfect. The sleeves are long enough and the same is the body. So I cant't wait to wear it soon.
Reading: I'm taking a little break from the crime/thriller genre and have picked up The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton. I enjoy it. It's an enchanting story and I'm wondering how it's going to end...
On a brisk autumn day in 1686, eighteen-year-old Nella Oortman arrives in Amsterdam to begin a new life as the wife of illustrious merchant trader Johannes Brandt. But her new home, while splendorous, is not welcoming. Johannes is kind yet distant, always locked in his study or at his warehouse office-leaving Nella alone with his sister, the sharp-tongued and forbidding Marin.
But Nella's world changes when Johannes presents her with an extraordinary wedding gift: a cabinet-sized replica of their home. To furnish her gift, Nella engages the services of a miniaturist-an elusive and enigmatic artist whose tiny creations mirror their real-life counterparts in eerie and unexpected ways . . .
Johannes' gift helps Nella to pierce the closed world of the Brandt household. But as she uncovers its unusual secrets, she begins to understand-and fear-the escalating dangers that await them all. In this repressively pious society where gold is worshipped second only to God, to be different is a threat to the moral fabric of society, and not even a man as rich as Johannes is safe. Only one person seems to see the fate that awaits them. Is the miniaturist the key to their salvation . . . or the architect of their destruction? -from Goodreads-
We have had some wonderful winter weather the last few days and since the kids have their winterbreak this week, we've tried to be outdoors a little. Not so easy to drag them off their ipads and mobiles... but at least my eldest son accompanied me on a snowshoe hike the other day :)