Once again joining in with Ginny's yarn along.
Looking back at my yarnalong post of 2 weeks ago, I can hardly believe that I have yet
to finish younger son's first sock! But boy, these men socks seem to take much more
knitting than socks designed for my size 5 feet!
I can happily zip along knitting socks for me as I know the size perfectly and a quick
count of rows every so often, and then I'm off again. Whereas with this unfamiliar sock
size I have to keep stopping, finding my tape measure, deciding how much I should stretch
the socks while measuring them and cogitating whether I have reached the desired size
yet, while also having a slight concern in a corner of my mind as to whether I'll have
enough wool for a second sock.
In comparison to the relatively slow progress in my sock, and despite an initial inability to concentrate on Ian McEwan's 'Atonement', I eventually got 'into it' and loved it! I think it
might even become one of my top 10 favourite reads! McEwan gives very detailed
descriptions of everyday happenings and objects, but it all helps to build the tension. I
couldn't understand the purpose of the postscript at first but on reflection I can see now
how it explains much of the story - I shan't say more in case you wish to read it.
Now onto my next book 'A spool of blue thread' by Anne Tyler which has been
recommended by several people - I'm looking forward to it!
And finally, thank you to everyone for your kind comments on my last yarnalong post.
The family/child-related problem was eventually sorted last night, just over 2 weeks after
it first raised its ugly head. Two weeks of stress, albeit it in peaks and troughs, and now
time for some calm again in the family.....
Wishing you a peaceful week