26 September

Today I decided to join my friend Ginny's Yarn Along (for the first time ever, even though she's been hosting it for what, close to two years?).*

(In Ginny's words: "Two of my favorite things are knitting and reading, and the evidence of this often shows up in my photographs. I love seeing what other people are knitting and reading as well. So, what are you knitting or crocheting right now? What are you reading? Take a photo and share it either on your blog or on Flickr. Leave a link below to share your photo with the rest of us!")

Yarn along! (first time)

I'm working on James's sweater now. It's the third time I've knit this particular pattern and I love that it's like an old friend now. I actually took this picture at the pool on Friday. Since then I've completed a lot more work on the sweater. 

I just started reading Kristin Lavransdatter on Friday. I'm supposed to have finished the first "book" by Sunday, when a book club that I sometimes try to go to will be discussing it. I don't have much time to read so hopefully I'll get that far. I'm about 160 pages in right now, and need to get to 300. So far, I'm really enjoying this book. I wasn't sure what to expect, but I wasn't up for historical fiction along the lines of Anya Seton (I should have known better, Sigrid Unset did win the Nobel Prize for literature!). This newer translation by Tiina Nunnally has been described to me as "luminous" and I have to agree. It is a beautifully written, beautifully translated book. 

*The reason I haven't participated in the Yarn Along before, despite Ginny's frequent encouragement for me to do so, is that I don't read very much anymore. Since I started taking my class two years ago, I find that all my reading time is focused on my schoolwork and for some reason, I've been loath to share pictures of my textbooks as part of it. I guess I just think they'd seem dull to everyone else. :)