Monday, 31 December 2012

december reading

Phantom by  Jo Nesbø- indeed, can't get enough of these books, although (fortunately?) I will have to take a break and read something else now as this is the most recent in the series. I love the way these Harry hole narratives weave around, how the threads of stories overlap to no effect than other to demonstrate how life does that. Great reading, heart-rending ending.

Saturday, 22 December 2012

october and november reading

The Redeemer, The Snowman and The Leopard, all by  Jo Nesbø - The escapism continues; the last two got a bit ridiculous actually but still loving reading them.
Son of a Witch by Gregory Maguire - Oh, that this series would go on forever. As it is, I am half-way through and both longing to and dreading reading the next volume as it would take me that much closer to the end. These books are wonderful reading.
The Schopenhauer Cure by Irvin Yalom - Didactic, a bit contrived, good reading.

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

hello dear blog

Hello dear blog readers (blog readers? anyone out there still?). It has been a while, change of country, change of time zone, change of residence - moving has quite taken it out of me. But I'm back to get the ball of yarn rolling because knitting continues, no matter what!

My Cladonia (remodelled) is currently blocking (and my fingertips are nigh bleeding after pinning out every one of those blasted little picots - ouch!). It is indeed much larger than the first one I knit, certainly wider but perhaps not quite as deep as I might have liked.

I have just realised that the first version was actually my first finished knit this year. I hope that it won't be my last; there are still 12 days left and I have some elephants coming along nicely.