Wednesday, 10 August 2011
Yarn Along 7
Today I'm joining Ginny from Small Things in another Yarn Along, unfortunately I missed it last week. I've recently started another shawl for my first KAL, which I am doing with my very lovely penpal Linda from Norway. The pattern is "Surya" and I'm so excited about the so called sunspots in this pattern, they're fun to knit and look so different from all the leafy motives that are used in many shawl patterns. While I like leafy patterns very much this makes a nice change. For more information on this shawl and the KAL, kindly read this and this post. In the second post you will also find a much better picture of the colour of the yarn and see the pattern more clearly. The colour is not navy, it's a dark shade of teal. But I like how bobbly the sunspots look in this picture =)
I have only very little left to read of "Dragonfly in Amber" and am eager to start the third book of the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon. I've mentioned here before that I never read just one book and so I pulled a book from the shelf which I read around 2004. It's "Faerie Tale" by Raymond Feist, the German title is "Elfenhügel" which means "Faerie Hill" or "Hill of Elves" in English =) The book is really intense at times, a gripping read in my opinion and oh so scary sometimes. I remember one particular scene that wouldn't let me sleep well for weeks and left me lying in bed with my eyes open, staring into the darkness of my bedroom, afraid I might just see what I've been reading about... Why read the book again, if it terrified me that much, you might ask. Well it's not scary all the time, it provides a lot of information on faerie lore and of course there's this kick that comes with scary stories. Another reason for reading this book again is: I'm an idiot. Which might be just the thing that my fiancé will say to me when I'll be waking him up at night by turning on as many lamps as possible.