Yarn Along

Joining in with Ginny from Small Things.

I am only four rows in with the Sweet Memories Cowl I started last week.  It is a fast knit once cast on, that is if I find the time to knit!  I need to get it done quickly though, as my list of Christmas gifts to make grows by the day.

I finished the book I was reading last week, My Last Duchess by Daisy Goodwin (also know as The American Heiress).  To be honest, towards the end I was reading it just to find out the ending, as it was dragging on a little for my liking.  Thankfully the ending did sum up a few things for me.  I found it hard not to feel frustrated with the characters and their behaviour in the book at times, but I just keep reminding myself that choices were so limited for women back in the 1880’s, no matter what their financial or social status was.  Let alone the fact, you couldn’t speak your mind in most situations.  One good insight in regards to this was between Cora and her maid, Bertha and how Bertha’s life is so heavily moulded by Cora’s.  I loved the descriptions of the houses in the book.  I am such a sucker for old houses and their estates.

Can’t wait to see what you have all been crafting and reading this week.

Jacinta x

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  • http://clover-seven.blogspot.com Tracey

    My list keeps growing too and I just need to stop it! I can’t believe I have been Christmas knitting since January and am still behind.

  • http://www.anartfamily.com Joy

    The cowl pattern is lovely. Here’s hoping you find more knitting time soon!

  • http://mydailyjoys.blogspot.com Jen

    My Christmas list keeps growing too and no matter how fast I knit it doesn’t shrink at all!!

  • http://edegraw.me Erin @ Wild Whispers

    Good luck with the holiday knitting Jacinta… I haven’t started yet, but that’s usually how I roll!

  • http://the-random-thoughts-in-my-head.blogspot.com Jennifer Miller

    It’s a good thing my list of Christmas knitting isn’t long…I’d never get finished. I cast on a Sweet Memories Cowl and like you I need to find the time to sit and knit!

  • http://pumpkinsunrise.com Karen

    Lovely cowl and isn’t it fun to start a project??? I like your review of the book, it’s crazy what women put up with back then, or how they thought. We’ve come a long way for the better!

  • http://onemamasjourney.blogspot.com/ heathermama

    isn’t that the way it is with knits sometimes, it is just finding the time. i am sure the cowl will look amazing when it is finished. 🙂

  • http://esmerlda27.blogspot.com Heather

    Such truth that once started the project moves along. I find starting to be the toughest part sometimes. Oh those holiday lists do grow, don’t they!

  • http://melbatoast68.blogspot.com Melissa

    Christmas knitting….YIKES! Every time I think I’m making a decent dent into it, another name is added because I forgot it. Hope yours is in better control than mine!