Tuesday, November 27

Yarn Along: Shadows of the Workhouse...



My reading and knitting this week have been so enjoyable, it has been hard to tear myself away!  I am knitting another Honey Cowl (I gave last week's to my Aunt Susan on Thanksgiving), but this time I am knitting it in the most wonderful yarn that I have ever worked with:  Madeline Tosh DK in the colorway Heuchera.  The color is fantastic!  It has ruined Patons Wool for me completely.  Though I can't get Madeline Tosh locally (Of course I plan on begging for it to be carried in our local shop!), I can find it in small quantities at a little shop near my father's church...  So now we know where all of my pennies will be going!

I was thrilled to receive Shadows of the Workhouse and Farewell to the East End in the mail this week.  They continue the story that was begun in Call the Midwife.  I began reading Shadows of the Workhouse as soon as I could, and have found it to be every bit engrossing as Call the Midwife.  The topic is a bit different (Call the Midwife was more about the midwifery side of Jenny's time in the East End, while Shadows of the Workhouse is about the people that she's met affected by workhouse experiences, the nuns at Saint Raymund Nonnatus House and one of the male patients that she cares for), so I was a bit unsure about it.  I was pleased to find that I really do like it and I look forward to my reading time all day!

What are you knitting and reading this week?


10 comments:

elizabeth said...

sounds like some great books! :)

Devon Mama said...

I read that book recently, and was so engrossed I couldn't go to bed until I'd finished it! Hope you enjoy it x

Anke said...

The cowl is going to be gorgeous, it is such a yummy looking yarn.

Kelly J. R. said...

I had not heard of the honey cowl but now I may have to make one for myself! I'm so addicted to cowls and scarves right now.

Amy Caroline said...

That cowl is going to be lovely. I adore the color!

karen said...

that yarn looks so squishy and perfect for a cowl!! Lovely color :)

Eileen said...

I too love MT yarns and your color way is great.

Jo @ To a Pretty Life said...

What a beautiful colour! The cowl pattern looks lovely too. I have pinned it to try whenever I feel confident enough in my knitting skills ;-)

Sylvia said...

I love the texture in the cowl! Lovely yarn.

Angela said...

Such beautiful stitches! I have got to try that pattern.

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