"The whole town seems to be covered by a feather duvet. All the buildings have long white skirts. The snow has drifted high against the walls.Young boys are shovelling away on the roofs for all they are worth."
The Second Deadly Sin, Åsa Larsson
But then a few nights ago I went to bed early and left him downstairs watching tv, he came rushing up and said he'd found just the sweater he wants me to make...a 1930's style collared jumper worn by Brad Pitt in Seven Years in Tibet. I scoured the internet for vintage patterns but couldn't find anything similar. So I'm currently experiment, knitting and unravelling, trying bits of new patterns and doing gauges/tension squares to try and make up my own 1930's version...Hence the unravelled yarn and lack of rows. This should be interesting...
The vivid imagination belongs to Asa Larsson. The Second Deadly Sin is the first of her novels that I've ever read and although at the first few pages I wondered whether I should have chosen a swedish crime novel knowing how dark they can be. Ok to watch them on a Saturday night snuggled by the fire next to husband, but would it make a good bedtime read. The story evolves quickly and there are layers. Not just descriptions of corpses but old stories unfurl and take me to a cosier world. I'm drawn in and really enjoying the read so far. The backstories aren't confusing but intriguing and interesting. I think I like this...I'll let you know how I get on.
Ps. I have a voucher for you. I bought all my books new online and they cost me about £2.00 each, I couldn't believe how cheap. When the parcel arrived there was a voucher for £2 off the next order...hurray a free book. The best bit is that they also gave me a discount code to share with to my friends too. There's a deadline the 28th of Feb, but if there's something you want it might be worth checking it out to see if they stock it.
pps they haven't asked me to do this and I don't get anything for mentioning them.
I'm joining here and here today...coming?