Thank you for all your comments to my "yarn along" post last week.
Some of you asked what I thought to the book I was reading
'The Mitfords: Letters between Six Sisters' and I have to admit that I have
abandoned it, at least for now but maybe forever.
I found it quite hard going reading the letters, keeping track of who was writing
to who, and as it was a huge book I realised it would take me some time
to finish it. From reading a portion of the letters you can glean an idea of
their style of writing and their personalities and I think that is sufficient for me.
A few years ago I read 'The Mitford Girls: the biography of an extraordinary family'
by Mary S. Lovell and I think if you are interested in learning about the Mitford sisters this would be my first recommendation.
So I have moved onto Ian McEwan's The Child in Time. I have found this quite challenging to read in parts with detailed descriptions of issues I have not considered before, but I have also found it amusing, insightful and sad.
And as to my "answering a distress call" - a few years ago, on a whim, I knitted
my work colleague a phone sock, and I have to admit it always surprised me quite
how much she loved it, so when she changed her phone she asked me to
knit her a new, slightly larger sock, which I was more than happy to do.
However, a couple of weeks ago I received a 'distress' text from my colleague saying
she had lost her sock and would I knit her a new one. Of course, once again I was
more than happy to oblige and so here I am knitting a new one!
Joining in with Ginny's yarn along on a much-drier-than-forecast Wednesday.