Rather than repeating myself, if you'd like to view all of the completed projects and remaining list, please take a look at the dedicated YoP page.
The other noticeable change is that hyperlinks are no longer obvious until you hover over them, so if you want to find out more about something I've mentioned, please try hovering - there's a good chance the text will change to indicate you can click it. I'm still checking through the archives to ensure my pictures have all survived the changeover, do let me know if you notice any anomalies before I get to them.
I have done NO KNITTING for three days after my project bag containing the newly-cast-on Metalouse mysteriously vanished (recovered this morning behind a table) so I've managed loads of reading on my new Kindle Paperwhite 3G which I absolutely LOVE. On Boxing Day I finished The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson and last night I finished The Sealed Letter by Emma Donoghue.
I'd heard about 'The Hundred-Year-Old Man ...' before but I'm not sure where (in fact, writing it here is giving me a deja-vu feeling) so when I saw it for 20p on Kindle I had to download it. This is a very amusing and well written tale of a Swedish centenarian who quite literally climbs out of the window of his care home on his birthday and has an adventure. However this isn't his first adventure and while Allan is escaping the local police and journalists who are hot on his trail, the tale of his life - spanning the major events and figures of the last century - unfolds. I don't want to say much more to spoil the story but I thoroughly enjoyed it and have already recommended it to a number of friends. I'd rate this 4.5 out of 5.
The Sealed Letter is a very different book which I selected after enjoying Room by the same author. Set in London in the 19th Century, this is a book inspired by the real life divorce of a Victorian Admiral and the involvement of a leading figure in the Women's Movement of the time. Divorce was rare - it was a time when the issue of "women's rights" was beginning to flourish, wives and offspring were the husband's property both in practice and in law. The real life case caused quite a scandal including revelations of a stained dress (sound familiar?) implications of lesbianism and betrayal. An interesting read in terms of the historical background but not a book I'd want to read again. I would rate this 3 out of 5...which is perhaps quite generous.
Today we're braving the shops. We must be mad as it's tipping down with rain. Hopefully it'll stop tomorrow so the kids can finally get to try out their new bikes, but I'm not holding my breath - I'm starting to think an ark may have been a better gift.
|Hat: rescued from the charity shop for £2.50|
Girl: made her myself, priceless
I have no words.
Most importantly, the children are BEING NICE TO EACH OTHER! I should make it clear that this is not because they are worried George is telling Santa about their behaviour (that aspect hasn't really worked) but because they have this exciting amazing thing in common - they are in it together. They are having so much fun together they have forgotten to bicker!
|Rowan Creative Focus Worsted in Chocolate ... and Chocolate.|
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EDIT: Aaaargh - Mr Linky mysteriously vanished!!!! I've put it back and hope it work this time!
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