Time for another Yarn Along…
I am knitting socks for the first time in about 4 years.
I don’t know why I took that long a break, but it felt right at the time. And now it feels right to be knitting socks again. So it goes.
These are wollmeise, which I have never knitted with before. The pattern is just some little cables plugged into my usual basic sock, but the three row repeat is comforting in it’s own way.
However I am going to have to pause the sock to knit two pairs of mittens since it has got cold here. That’s ok. They shouldn’t take too long.
I am re-reading and finally finishing Radical Homemakers, which I started when I was pregnant with LR and didn’t manage to finish before she was born. It speaks very much to where I feel we are right now and is a welcome source of solidarity in the moments when I feel a bit all at sea, paddling against the mainstream.
I also just finished reading The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey, which I thought was wonderful. The short version of what it’s about is a bed ridden detective, along with an American researcher at the British Museum work out whether Richard III actually killed the two young princes in the Tower of London. And while that maybe doesn’t sound like much of a page turner, it’s actually an absorbing, fascinating story that I happily gobbled up in a couple of days. And would heartily recommend to anyone. But especially teenagers whether they’re studying history or not. They’ll love it!