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Yarn Along!

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Knitting wise I have nearly finished the little cardigan for Miss F, just the button band to do, then seams to join and ends to sew in. Next time you see this there will be buttons on the front too, and something else on the needles. The pattern is Sirdar 1894, which can be obtained here.

Two books on the go. The first is my bedtime reading, The Prisoner of Heaven by Carlos Ruiz Zafon, its the third in a series set in Barcelona, but only the second I have read. A mystery story with books at their centre. The other is my day time reading when I have a slot of time in which I can concentrate properly to the words on the page. My Great Grandfather was Clerk to the Governors ( ie legal adviser on the Poor Law) of the Pickering workhouse and I was interested to read some first hand accounts of life in the Workhouse seen from the viewpoint of residents, staff, political thinkers, and workhouse inspectors. If anyone had a relative with connections to a workhouse in whatever capacity I can recommend this book as highly readable.

One of my challenges to myself this year has been to read some non fiction and some people have recommended me some good books they have enjoyed. I have now written myself a list to take to the Library to keep my eyes open for. Thanks to everyone who made suggestions, and in the meantime if you have any good recommendations for non fiction I would love to hear them.

Joining with Ginny for some Yarn Alongs

Yarn Along!

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So I have crochet and knitting on the go at the moment. The crochet is to be a blanket for Mr B and Ms G who moved into a new flat in early Spring, colours are inspired by the decor and by bees!

Knitting is a cardigan for me. I can’t recall the last thing I made for myself so I am going to enjoy every row. The yarn is Alpaca Tweed by Stylecraft. It feels quite soft to use, but it is mostly acrylic (77%) with short bits of Alpaca (20%) woven in. Not as exciting as I hoped for, but never the less a new yarn for me and my 15 for 2015.

I have just finished reading a book called The Shock of the Fall by Nathan Filer. A very good book , the main character of which has mental ill health. It has justifiably good reviews and having worked in housing support with people with long term mental health illness, I can verify its portrayal of a difficult subject. BUT, it is harrowing in places and I recommend it only to people in a good place themselves.

Currently reading two books, the history of Rosedale, a moorland dale close by, with a history of glass making and mining. And The Shadow of the Wind , by Carlos Ruiz Zafon, a good book but I am struggling to remember who all the characters are!

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