Sunday, July 15, 2012

A Bit of Knitting

Remember the sweater I was knitting?  Well its not a sweater anymore.  I got about 75% finished and realized I didn't like how it was turning out so it got ripped back and the yarn rolled back into balls.  My sister suggested that with all the frustration I've experienced lately with my knitting maybe some simple and achievable face cloths would be a good project.  I always listen to my sister (right Melissa?) so I have embarked on some linen face cloths for myself.  I am happy with the first one and moving right along to a second one.  (I can hardly believe I finished something for a change).  The thought is that I will do a set for each one of us in the house.  Each one of us will have their own colour.  I know colour coded face cloths - how retentive can you get?

As for the book - It is The House at Tyneford by Natasha Solomon.  If you like Downton Abby this is your cup of tea.  I am trying to pace my reading because I don't want it to be finished.  Set at the beginning of WW2 in an English Manor House our protagonist has escaped Vienna and left behind her upper class lifestyle and her jewish family to become a maid at Tyneford.  What is going to happen to her family and what will become of the love she finds in her new home?  Must be read with cup of tea at hand.

1 comment:

  1. Ha ha, you listen? I'm glad the cloth idea worked. I'd love to see pics, what did you knit them with...pattern etc?