Wednesday, May 8, 2013

yarn along


I finished The Paris Wife last week.  I really thought it was a great book!  I have heard a lot of mixed reviews, which I can definitely understand now, after finishing the book.  It was really wonderful to see so much passion and love between Ernest Hemingway and his first wife, Hadley Richardson.  But, it was awful to see the way he treated her.  And the second half of the book was incredibly difficult to get through.  I felt so much pain for Hadley, and honestly had a hard time sleeping after I finished it.  To see what she put up with.  But, I think it was incredibly well written, and I have heard that even though this was historical fiction, it was very true to Hadley's own voice and story.  I definitely recommend it, but it is not a light-hearted read.

I am still reading Firefly Island, but I did get sucked into The Paris Wife.  Hopefully I will finish it soon, because I have a long list of books in my queue right now!

As far as my knitting goes - there hasn't been much change in my shawl.  I have to say that the draw of the sun was too strong for me last week, and with the change in the weather that is soon to come in my neck of the woods, I have been spending as much time outdoors as possible.

I did, however, cast on a beautiful little racerback tank top for my darling niece who will be 5 in a few short weeks.  Will I finish it in time?  That is highly questionable.  But, it looks like a fun little pattern to knit, and I think it will be something I will have to knit for my little Emma (who will be 5 this weekend, eek!).  I really love this purple color.  It is quite a bit different than the normally dark eggplant shades or light lavender shades I usually gravitate towards.  But, it is a fun cotton, which I think will be perfect for this June baby!

Linking up with Ginny, Nicole, and Tami!

12 comments:

  1. What a lucky June baby! Sounds like the perfect gift and what a beautiful color :)!!!!

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  2. Good luck finishing for your niece's birthday!
    Every time I see The Paris Wife I think about picking it up, myabe next time I will.

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  3. Hmmm. I think I should read The Paris Wife now.

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  4. The draw of the sun... A beautiful sentence andso recognizeable:) I look forward to your knitting projects for the little ones.

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  5. I've also been sidetracked by the draw of the sun. :) Happy knitting!

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  6. Such a lucky niece! That is a very lovely purple. :)

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  7. I really enjoyed visiting your blog today! Friendly and beautiful. :)

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  8. Can I just say that I always love seeing what you're reading? :)

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  9. I too feel that attraction to the globe on the horizon. Apparently ours will be hidden for the next while again! The joys of Europe :(
    x

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  10. I have been drawn outdoors too this week my garden has called. I love that purple yarn, a lovely shade. The Paris Wife sounds like an interesting read I shall add to my long list of books to read one day!

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  11. beautiful shade of purple!! A birthday this weekend? how wonderful and fun!! Have fun knitting :)

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  12. The purple color is really pretty! I like it a lot. That book sounds interesting but like it would be hard to get through. I tend to prefer lighter reading haha.

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