Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Yarn Along


Yarnin' Along with Ginny
This is a Christmas Stocking that I am designing for a customer, and I am really enjoying the planning and plotting.
Usually with a stocking I will copy one or use a pattern, but occasionally I get to design one from scratch and those are always great for the brain.
My book is one I have read many times, I found it originally at an antique store.
The title is The Turning Point by Louis Tracy, and after I read the cover off of my original copy I hunted this down somewhere on the internet.
The story is about Richard Aylmer who was a pilot in World War I for Britain and after a crash and major head trauma is trying to put the war behind him and start a new life as a painter.
His head injury causes him to have flashback/memories of living in a past life as a knight in 14th century Yorkshire.
The Turning Point was written in 1919 and I love the glimpses that you get of early 20th century small-town English life.
There is a fascinating secondary character who is a violinist who loses his left hand and must learn to play the violin right-handed while holding his bow in a mechanical hand of his own devising.
I have probably read it 4 or 5 times and it never fails to entertain me.
What are you reading and knitting today?

4 comments:

Sarah Jane said...

Beautiful scarf, Jess. Very impressive and cool design.

Kerry said...

Jess, you amaze me with your knitting abilities! That design is so lovely. I like the colors. Beautiful, natural look.

Wendy said...

Both your knitting and your book sound like exercise for the brain. The stocking is looking great--always so fun to create something new!

ella@lifeologia said...

That looks lovely!