Joining in with Kat and friends today to share about what I’m knitting and reading.
Bodie is, at last, showing real signs of progress (funny how that works once I actually spend some time knitting it 😊). Just this afternoon I finished the 4th (of a planned 14!) skeins and paused for a photo session.
Isn’t it pretty!
I’m not sure I’ve mentioned here that the pattern is 20 (!!) pages long; I’m working on page 8 (with charts from page 16) now. Elizabeth’s instructions are clear (and accurate) and I couldn’t be happier with the details. Like the braid that runs along the shoulders where the front stitches were picked up.
And the very clever three-needle bindoff under the arms where we joined the fronts and back. not to mention how the stitch patterns continued uninterrupted through all of that.
The next cool detail – which takes up the rest of page 8, page 9 and part of page 10 (with charts on page 17) – is the pocket openings. Hope to have those to share next week!
On the reading front, I just finished listening to Murder in the Mews, a collection of four short stories featuring Hercule Poirot. I was pleasantly surprised that Hugh Fraser (he played Captain Hastings alongside David Suchet’s Poirot) narrated three of the stories. Not only does he do the accents and the voices beautifully, but his love and appreciation for the material really shines. Highly recommend for any Poirot fans.
Along with the holiday decorating, I unpacked a new-to-me stack of Christmas books (from my mom). I think I’ll start with the one on the bottom – Jane and the Twelve Days of Christmas, followed by The Quiet Little Woman. Mother also gifted me her Louisa May Alcott collection and I’m looking forward to enjoying those books (several are re-reads, but many I’ve never read) next year; a Christmas collection seems like a nice place to start.
Do you have any special reading plans for the holidays?