Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Yarn Along

Yarning along with Ginny and sharing a current read as well.

Another excellent picture in my bathroom mirror...

The Textured Tunic, now with buttons! I really love this sweater- it makes me so happy every time I see it. I am going to make an attempt at some better pictures as soon as the sun shows up again. It has been raining much of the time for several days now (and thank goodness for the cooler temperatures that has brought!), plus my photographers have been gone again! They decided yesterday was a great day to stay out til bedtime running around town so I ended up taking my own mirror pictures. Lovely, eh?

I'm still hard at work finishing items from the UFO basket. A pair of mittens is done and the plans for this evening include either finishing up a hat or sewing buttons on my little red cardi as well as knitting a bit on something else- maybe Omelet?

I finished Delirium this week. It is another in the genre of books set in the not-to-distant future where something has dramatically changed the world so that it is similar to our own, but obviously not like ours a la Hunger Games or The Giver. The book is well written and an interesting idea, but there were serious pacing problems. It started far too slowly with world building and by the time it actually developed a good pace and interesting story line it started the decent to the conclusion and the conclusion was completely disatisfying. If it would continue to another book in a series it might be able to be redeemed, but it appears to be a stand alone novel. I've been reading a lot in this genre this year and it seems to me that Delirium is an attempt by the author to hop on the bandwagon of this trend in YA fiction without much of an attempt to hide that fact.

I started Matched by Ally Condie last night and it's already a much better pace and plot. I got about 1/3 of the way though last night which is always a good sign for me- Delirium took me forever to read because I just wasn't compelled to read it.

I hope your current reads are in better shape than mine were last week!


  1. Oh wow, that tunic is absolutely gorgeous, well done!!

  2. Congratulations Erin-it looks so great! Lovely? YES! xx

  3. awesome job on the tunic! it looks fantastic!


  4. Your tunic is lovely! Great job :)

  5. It looks great! Beautiful job!

  6. Good job with the photo and the sweater is "picture perfect" (pun intended of course)

  7. the sweater is beautiful! My book reading this past week resembles yours. I HAVE to get them read since I am a book reviewer. The content is good. Just alot to process..... slow reading. I am glad you are enjoying your new book tho!

  8. Loving the must be a very on-gauge knitter to have it fit you so perfectly :)


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