Wednesday, October 12, 2016

yarn along: tiramisu

Joining Ginny for this week's Yarn Along:

I'm reading The Shepherd's Life and it's eye-opening. The introduction got me, with Rebanks'  assessment of Wordsworth and Romanticism and how they have affected life in the Lake District, and the sheep farmer's connection to the land. The Guardian's review is here. On my e-reader is Circling the Sun (so good! hard to put down!), and I'm really looking forward to seeing Paula McLain speak at the authors' tea at the Edsel and Eleanor Ford estate later this month.

Tiramisu is done and dusted, ready to be dispatched to Chicago to warm up a dear friend's new baby. The pattern's free, and it's written by the ever-wonderful Alicia Paulson of Posie Gets Cozy.


Ranee @ Arabian Knits said...

That is lovely! I have both that book and that blanket in my queue. How much yarn did you use on it?

Jodi said...

Hmmm, I think I used 7 skeins of Comfy Worsted x 109 yds/skein = 763 yds. It is a yarn-eater! The blanket isn't that big. Easy, fun pattern.

Sharon said...

I loved Circling the Sun. I wish I had read Beryl Markham's autobiography first though. When I tried to read it afterwards it was flat compared to McLain's writing. Lucky you to get to hear her speak!

Caffeine Girl said...

I have the shepherd's ebook on my phone, and have been saving it for a special time.
Darling baby blanket. I almost never knit blankets -- they take forever!

faith76 said...

Such a lovely make xx The colour is different to the usual pastel shades in baby makes which makes a nice change xx