I'm taking part in Ginny's Yarn Along.There was never a time when books were not a part of my children's lives. They were read to in the womb and their first gifts in life were books. Since then (they are both now teenagers), reading is a given ... on vacation, before lights out, whenever we get the chance, really.
I don't know about you, but I'm constantly jotting down new titles when I read book reviews and when books are recommended to me. A few years ago, when looking for books to take on a family vacation, The Hunger Games had just come out. It sounded sort of brutal and scary (remember, my kids were younger then), but sometimes the most riveting stories include danger and we all know that good versus evil is an age-old theme.
Well, my kids devoured this book and the two sequels as soon as they were published. With the film about to be released later this month, I thought I'd see what all the fuss is about. Miranda is adamant that I come clean in this post -- I'm listening to The Hunger Games as an audiobook. She's a little put out that I'm not physically reading it but a girl's got to knit, too, right?
|A beautiful stitch marker hand-made by Wei Siew|
I'm very happy to say that I've cast on a new top-down cardigan and it's coming along nicely. The yarn is Berocco Vintage in a dark teal (I can't seem to photograph it without it looking purely blue) and so far it's eaten up three skeins. Since I needed to regain my confidence, I've chosen not to stripe the cardigan -- seriously, I don't need anything complicated right now -- and I'm almost done with the body.
No set-in sleeves, this raglan method is a welcome relief. We're having gorgeous spring weather so this cardigan is going to be perfect!