The cable cardigan progresses slowly, just reached the shaping for the raglan on the right side.
Still reading through the alphabet. Q proved really easy to find a book. The library gave a choice of 5 authors. So my Q is for Anthony Quinn and the book is The Streets. I have just finished watching the series The Victorian Slum on BBC 2. This book is set in a Victorian Slum and the protagonist works as a researcher into conditions of the poor in the 1870s in a London Slum. Talk about coincidence. The book is really interesting. and the characters engaging.
Meantime I have a TAHDAH moment. Rachel had gifted me some crochet blocks. Here they are all joined together in three blankets and edged.
This one is destined for a care home as a lap blanket.
This one for my granddaughter Little Miss F.
And this one is a sofa snuggly for Mr E.
Looking again at these blocks which I also crocheted in Rachel’s CAL 3 years ago reminded me that I always intended to crochet one of the blankets in the book 200 Crochet Blocks by Jan Eaton. I have made a start. The blanket is called Art Deco. I am joining the blocks and darning in the ends as I go.
What’s he doing here, that’s not the picture of my blocks. Honestly House Elves aren’t what they are cracked up to be.
That’s better. Now I know I said that was the end of Tinsel yarn for the time being. Seriously did you think I would keep to that.
Now I thought the owl said he was called Ollie and off he flew to his new home. What’s with this tinsel yarn. She told me a little white fib, apparently she is called Olivia. Well I never!
Now that’s it with the tinsel yarn. Honestly! Yes really!
Joining with Ginny for Yarn Along
The winner of the Owl
is Sharon at Creativity and Family. Please email me you address and I will make sure he is flying your way!
The tinsel yarn
obsession knitting continues with some Halloween fun.
One spider and a pumpkin. This yarn (King Cole Chunky Tinsel) has really put the fun back into knitting! And it’s not over yet, oh no… more later. Meantime I have made some slight progress with the cable cardigan. The front is proving much easier to manage , less repeats so less chance of my loosing concentration.
I finished the Taxidermist’s daughter by Kate Mosse and it did get rather gruesome, not for the faint hearted. So on my Read through the alphabet challenge I reached N. There is a distinct paucity of authors whose surname begins with an N. In the library a mere one shelf, compared to authors beginning with C who have six shelves. I had never heard of any of the N writers available in the library, and so choose this book, because a, it wasn’t too long if I didn’t like it, b, I liked the cover, c, it is a volume of short stories so surely I would like some of them, d, the blurb on the back looked promising and finally , e, I didn’t like the look of any of the others.
The reason I started this challenge was to remind myself of authors I loved but had forgotten and more importantly to find new authors. Stuart Nadler really ticks this box for me. The book is called The Book of Life. The stories concern ordinary people dealing with ordinary life events, love, death, marriage, children, empty nest syndrome etc and each one has moved me. I love it. This one book has made this rather ridiculous challenge of mine absolutely worth while!
Linking with Ginny for Yarn Along