Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Yarn Along - 9/28

I was going to post my ADVENTure update today, but I thought I'd join in with Ginny's Yarn Along first, and post my other update later this week (cos I haven't got much to share for it!). Just like Ginny and many others who join in with 'Yarn Along' two of my favorite things is reading and knitting. I do a little of both just about every day. For the past few weeks I've been reading the Harry Potter books. I only read the first one many years ago, even though we have the first 4 books sitting on our shelves, and I've seen 3 of the movies. I started book 2 a couple of months ago, finished it in about 3 days, then watched the movie again. The following week I read book 3 and watched the third movie again with my hubby and daughter (she's 10). Now I'm reading the 4th book which is over 700 pages long and it's not going as fast. 

As well as that I'm also reading a book for book club this month called Look Again by Lisa Scottoline. It's about a woman who adopts a baby boy and later finds out he was actually kidnapped from his parents and then abandoned by the kidnappers because he had a bad heart. Bit of a mystery/suspense book and a pretty quick read. It's an interesting story line and one that will make for a good discussion at the meeting too. The woman has to make the heart breaking decision to either ignore what she finally realizes and keep the child, or share what she knows, knowing she will have to give up her son to the rightful parents. 

On the needles next to the book is another Christmas Gift hat (fit for a boyfriend!)  Knit with Hobby Lobby's I love this Wool, in black. I actually started knitting Jared Flood's Koolhaas last week but made a mistake and with black! oh my, I just couldn't do it - I hate knitting with black, so I pulled it out and started this simple beanie. I really want to do Koolhaas, but I think I'll try it with a grey yarn next time. 


Kristen said...

I haven't read the Harry Potter books daughter picked the first two up at a yard sale this summer, but hasn't started them yet either! Good for you to start your Christmas knitting!

Nin-Carol said...

We love Harry Potter in this house. First book my son actually read independently and realized he could read 300 pages in one week. :) And I've made many a hat from that pattern. It's a standard when I don't know what pattern I want to knit.

Stopping in from yarn along. My link is

MrPuffy said...

I keep meaning to read the HP books too! So frustrating to make a mistake in black yarn ~ I remember when I started knitting a LYS owner told me to pick a light colored yarn so the stitches were easy for me to see ~ it really does make a difference!

Gigi said...

Hi D! You've inspired me to read the HP books too. I also read the first one to my class when I was teaching 4th grade years ago, but I never got around to the rest either.
And you're brave to knit with black. Strains my poor old eyes ;). Looking forward to seeing your hat!

Mistea said...

My eyes aren't good with any dark colors - black hats are good. Enjoy the simplicity.
Sounds like interesting reading.