I've been meaning to show you the box of delights that arrived from a very good knitter so that I can knit a sock yarn blanket just like hers. Mine will never be as good. It was lovely to open up the box and see those little jewel like balls of colour, and Taproot postcard. Thank you Steph, it will be my in-between project.
I've been knitting off-set rib washcloths in soft organic bamboo cotton. They make a simple small gift, nice with handmade soap. You can link to the free knitting pattern here if you like.
I did read it to the end because I had to know who did it, and I eventually found myself being lulled into the gentle life of the quirky inhabitants of Three Pines. I'm almost tempted to pick up another of her novels to give her a second chance.
Instead I read another Anne Tyler novel, Noah 's Compass. I couldn't resist narrative like this:
"Liam hugged that thought to himself like a package that he was putting off unwrapping. He had something to look forward to, but he didn't want to examine it too closely. He kept it tucked in the back of his consiciousness for later."
Noah's Compass, Ann Tyler, p142
I've picked up yet another one 'The Beginners Goodbye' and am expecting her usual twist or turn. They are quick reads but with this third novel I'm noticing a slight formula to the story, so hope that it doesn't become boring...I'll let you know how I get on...
joining with ginny