Wednesdays are for Yarning Along
December 04, 2013
Eating wasn't the only thing I did over the weekend. There was a fair amount of knitting and reading, although not as much as I'd have like. While I met my goal of reading 80 books this year, I have made little progress on my current choice. It's not for lack of desire, it's lack of time to sit and hold the book in my hands.
The Luminaries is nearly 850 pages, which is going to take some time. I've become enrapt in the story and hope to be finished by months end. Many of the books I read I listening to, which I can do while accomplishing other tasks. Recently I listened to Chris Hadfield narrate his book, An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth. If you've not heard of Chris Hadfield you really should watch the video of his performance of David Bowie's Space Oddity. It's worth your time.
I'm making good progress on Acorn Trail and have just decreased for the armscye. The back will soon be completed and blocked. It's best to check and make sure I'm on the right track. Hopefully, I'll be able to put in more time and complete this sweater before winter is gone. The discontinued Rowan yarn is a deep tweedy red. I find red the hardest of all colors to photograph well and the dark and stormy night did not help matters. So, what are you knitting and reading?
Sounds like a perfect combination! My "books read" number is lower than usual this year -- although not for lack of trying! It's just that I've read so many books OVER 600 pages this year. (Must be a trend?) Maybe I should count pages . . . instead of titles?
Posted by: Kym | December 04, 2013 at 04:59 AM
That book is going on my list. The sweater is already there. Thank you!!
Posted by: Laurie | December 04, 2013 at 05:43 AM
I don't even try to keep count of the books I read, not that it's anywhere near what I want to read. Love the red. It's so bright and cheery, even in the darkness of winter. Happy Hump Day!
Posted by: CindyCindy | December 04, 2013 at 06:08 AM
I am reading less than ever at the moment, but have finally picked up something other than childbirth and labor support! Just started a new project for Zim to use up some leftover yarn. I think I can make it work, though the jury's still out; I'm mostly flabbergasted that I'm actually knitting on US 0 needles, and almost to the point where I'll be doing it on two circs. Wish me luck! :)
Posted by: Vicki | December 04, 2013 at 07:20 AM
I'm always disappointed when a book I really want to read isn't available in audio form. I enjoy reading in all formats, but like you, I don't have much time to sit and hold the book or Kindle in my hands. Lovely reds!
Posted by: Bonny | December 04, 2013 at 08:21 AM
Interesting karma--I just heard about The Luminaries, loaded it on my Kindle app and now you're writing about it. I am reading Willa Cather's Prairie Trilogy along with an extensive collection of her correspondence. However, I am taking a break and reading a book by Fannie Flagg (Welcome to the World Baby Girl) and another called Dallas 1963 which is about the politics of that time.
Posted by: Jo | December 04, 2013 at 09:03 AM
Eighty books a year is a book every 4.5 days! Wow, that's a lotta books. I felt better when I read that you listened to some of them. I haven't gotten into that, but I may soon. I am so behind in my reading, but there is so much to look forward to!
Posted by: Becky | December 04, 2013 at 10:08 AM
I didn't know Chris Hadfield had a book - it sounds really interesting.
Posted by: Cheryl S. | December 04, 2013 at 10:41 AM
80 books? Wowza! I am knitting Miss BB and reading The Book Thief and I am loving both!
Posted by: Carole | December 04, 2013 at 10:54 AM
Reading Enon: A Novel and knitting socks.
Posted by: Suzy | December 04, 2013 at 11:17 AM
I'm so sad that my reading is almost zilch. Trying very hard to put some pages away before bed. Knitting...socks, fingerless mitts and a sweater. Needless to say...not much progress on any of them!
Posted by: Patty | December 04, 2013 at 01:58 PM
Wow, that is an epic read!
Spiffy red case there.
Posted by: Chris | December 04, 2013 at 04:04 PM
I'm reading Night Film (enjoying more than you did, I think - I'm about 100 pages from the end and right now I'd give it 4 stars) and knitting socks for Rob & Katie's christmas gifts.
Posted by: Mary | December 05, 2013 at 04:01 AM