Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Yarn Along

Joining Ginny again for Yarn Along.
Last week I saw someone else in the Yarn Along reading a book about the wives of Henry VIII and I realized that I had The Wives of Henry VIII by Antonia Fraser sitting on my bookshelf, and I hadn't ever finished it.
So, I started it last Wednesday or so and I am almost finished with Catherine of Aragon. It's a great read. I'm really enjoying the glimpse into the lives of these long-dead ladies.
I started a new sweater last week too. This is Peasy by Heidi Kirrmeier (also known as Pipibird).
She also wrote the Vitamin D pattern that I finished up last week.
I love her style. It's so fresh, yet traditional. I have a few more of her patterns on my wish list, and they should both help use up my stash and get me fully outfitted for the fall.
What are you knitting and reading lately?

13 comments:

Hege said...

That's going to be a great jacket :) Looks like a great book too - I love to read historical fiction, so I might check it out.

Kathy said...

The pattern on your sweater is so pretty! And I've thought about getting that book from our library -- I'd love to hear what you think. I think she wrote a biography of Marie Antoinette that I enjoyed reading a few years ago.

stitchandpurl said...

I must keep my eyes open for that book, it sounds like something I would enjoy reading, too. Happy knitting!

cpcable said...

Thanks for sharing the links to these two patterns. They are both really lovely!

Jen @ Wife, "Mom", Knitter said...

Great sweater patterns!

I can't wait to see how Peasy turns out.

Swanski said...

Peasy is one of the cardigans I would love to make, yours looks fabulous :D

Alisa said...

I'm going to check out that book and your cardigan is lovely!!

Emily said...

Great job!

Lisa said...

Ooh that book looks like something I would like! Vitamin D is in my queue too but I have yet to make a sweater for myself!

Lydia said...

Oh, I just love that sweater. And you've chosen a great color for it.

Mia Foley said...

Your cardi is beautiful Jess, looks infinitely wearable, especially in that colour. I do love the name of your blog! Thanks for stopping by mine : )Happy making, Mia

Jessica said...

I have to say: your photo just looks like the promise of a perfect summer afternoon!

embracingitall said...

What a gorgeous knit. The book sounds really interesting. Jacinta