Firstly, my apologies to the readers who have sent messages about the lack of Archie this week (clearly those people are not on Instagram which is in Archie-overload). I hope this will tide you over until the next post!
Despite this, my first project from Woodland Knits is almost finished and I'm thinking about yarns/colours for the Dragon Watcher's Hood - those little bells are irresistable - and possibly the Mr Fox Stole too, it's so cute!
BOOKS: On the walk home from school this morning, I finished listening to The Cuckoo's Calling - the detective novel written by JK Rowling, under the name Robert Galbraith - and found it very enjoyable, looking forward to each opportunity to listen (it softened the blow of housework and laundry). I hope this will be the first in a series of novels about Cormoran Strike and his temp-agency assistant - it feels as though there is a lot more to learn about them as well as being a darn good detective story. There is nothing 'Harry Potter' about this book littered with strong language and murder, and I can see why Rowling chose to publish under a psudonym so that it could be judged without bias. It is engagingly written and feels fresh and contains humour in a way that books of this genre are often lacking. If you like the Kate Atkinson novels mentioned recently (Behind the Scenes.. and Life After Life) I think you might also like this - there is a similar level of observational detail and warmth and I'd certainly pre-order any follow-up.
TICKET GIVEAWAY: If you're in the UK, I'm sure you're already aware that The Knitting & Stitching Show comes to Alexandra Palace next week (10th to 13th October) and the organisers have kindly offered a pair of tickets to one lucky reader.
If you'd like to be in with a chance to win the tickets, please leave a comment below telling me which day you'd like to attend and with a Ravelry name or email address so I can contact you if you win. The winner will be randomly selected on Monday 7th October. Good luck! The draw is now closed, if you entered please check your inbox!