stitch and a word

 

short of a sleeve and a half for my petits bourgeons i was unfaithful and casted a new project by the same designer. it makes it half as bad isn’it. it’s not really my fault that Karen has such beautiful patterns after all. there’s also a rational explication: it was getting too big to carry around in my bag. I am now making the Bulle for Layla and i couldn’t wait to get started.

the vintage buttons that came with my Mollie Makes magazine couldn’t wait to be used too. just perfectly reasonable reasons. don’t you agree?

I finished reading the dovekeepers. i picked up at the bookstore because the image on the cover is by one of my favorite photographers Joyce Tenneson. it’s the story of the roman defeat of the jews at Masada in 70 B.C. told from the perspective of 4 women. they all had sought refuge there  after the fall of jerusalem. some parts were really long with lots of reference to spells, ghosts, omens, superstitions and witchery . i think the story would have moved much better with less “fluff”. ultimately it is a story of strong women, survival and courage which makes it a decent read.

right now i am reading 60 million frenchmen can’t be wrong. it’s too soon to tell but i find it fascinating to read someone else’s perspective on the french vs americans issue. i also picked up a prayer for owen meany after listening to John Irving’s interview on NPR. i loved all of the previous books i read by him. i hope i will enjoy this one too.

 

all pictures taken with my Canon 50D with a 80mm lens. Edited with Camera Bag 2

sharing my love of books and knitting. I am joining ginny’s yarn along.

2 thoughts on “stitch and a word

  1. I’d like to hear what you think of that Irving book; I kind of gave up on him after some earlier books of his that I thought overly gruesome for no reason 🙂

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