Yarn Along

Joining in with Ginny from Small Things this week.

It has been ages since I picked up my knitting.  It seems my shoulder that was giving me trouble and hindering my crafting, has thankfully started to feel a lot better (so long as I don’t over do it).  I’m getting that sinking feeling that Christmas will be upon me before I know it, I am a feeling like I better get my knit on if I’m ever going to get any gifts ready for gifting!

Tonight I started casting on a cowl, it’s my own pattern some of you might remember from earlier in the year, Sweet Memories Cowl.  I am using an Australian yarn called Bliss by Heirloom.  I made a different cowl with this yarn for a friend’s birthday present.  It is lovely and soft against your skin.  I must say it is so exciting to see some of the other Sweet Memories Cowls starting to show up on Ravelry.  The pattern for it is here if you are interested. Makes me want to design more things, I just need a parellel life to do so (don’t we all)!

As for reading, I bought a copy of Country Style magazine today.  It’s an Australia publication and has lots of inspiration for the home and garden.  Always has lovely stories about people and their homes too.  I don’t buy many magazines, but once in a while, this one pops into my shopping basket!
The novel I’m reading currently is called My Last Duchess, by Daisy Goodwin.  I think it is know as American Heiress in other countries though.  Based in the 1800’s, the main character Cora, is a daughter from a very wealthy family, who sets off to Europe to find a suitable husband to marry.  The storyline follows along the trials and tribulations that come with living at that time as a woman.  Sometimes I find the character Cora a little frustrating, but then again, I have to remember that the time period this book is written in, women had very little rights and minds weren’t spoken as they are now.  I will hold my judgement of the book until I have finished it.  I must admit that the cover of the book had a deciding factor in my purchasing it, even if it is a kindle book.

Can’t wait to catch up on what everyone has been crafting and reading.  It seems too long since I last joined in.

Jacinta x

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