Wednesday, August 5, 2015
This week, I'm working on a little something for myself! That almost never happens. But I finished that little cardigan late last week (I'll show you soon) and decided to start a project just for me. It's going to be a scarf for the coming winter. I haven't decided yet whether it will be a regular scarf, or if I'll join the ends to make a cowl, but in any case, I'm making it loooooooong and relatively narrow so I can wrap it around a few times. I'm using real wool yarn, instead of my usual acrylic, so you could say I'm treating myself. I know...it's a whole new me over here. I think it's partly because I've had a hard few weeks, but also? I'm really excited for cold weather. Fall can't come soon enough for me. Are you ready too?
I'm reading Jennifer Worth's Shadows of the Workhouse, volume 2 in her series of books about her time as a midwife in Poplar, in London's East End. I'm a devotee of the television show but had only read the first book in the series, several years ago. I happened to see volumes 2 and 3 in the library a couple of weeks ago so I borrowed them both. I really enjoy her writing. I think her storytelling is often even better than the writing on the show. This book has been sort of harrowing to read; the people she helped had hard, sad lives but I like the way she shares their stories. I've especially loved reading about Mr. Collett, the Boer War veteran she discusses in this book. Have you read her books, or other writings? I've also enjoyed some editorials she wrote.
Joining in with Ginny's Yarn Along