Yarn Along

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This is the cowl I started last week with this silky angora yarn. I love it. While I know it still doesn’t look like much, I’m actually surprised at how quickly it’s coming along. The yarn is so fine that I thought it would take forever. With some serious work, I could finish it in a weekend, or (more likely) I can spread the work out over a couple of weeks so I’ll have more time to savor the color and softness of the yarn.

I’m reading Pamela Moore’s Chocolates for Breakfast. Moore wrote this novel when she was only eighteen  years old. The protagonist leaves boarding school after an offhand remark convinces a doctor that she is suicidal. First she ends up in Hollywood with her washed-up actress mother, and I know from flipping ahead that she’ll later move on to New York City with her father. Throughout everything, she’s lonely, and desperate for affection, namely from men. I recommend it; this novel is similar to other works like The Bell Jar and Girl, Interrupted, but I like this one better.

Yarn Along is hosted by Ginny on her blog, Small Things.

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13 Responses to Yarn Along

  1. CathieJ says:

    Everybody on Yarn Along is giving me such great book ideas. I’m off to the library.

  2. Dahle says:

    Silk/Angora?!? Sounds heavenly!

    • bedstrom says:

      I actually don’t think it contains any silk. When I used the word “silky,” I remember thinking that could be misleading, but I used it anyway. It just feels silky.

  3. Such a gorgeous autumn color! 🙂

  4. Zauberflink says:

    The yarn does look very soft and lovely! And the pumpkin colour is very pretty. How nice you say you’d love to stretch the working on it to enjoy the yarn and colour 🙂

    • bedstrom says:

      Haha – I often feel that way. When I really love a yarn, I become a total perfectionist about it, because I know I won’t be sad to rip it out and start over. 🙂

  5. I can only imagine how soft that yarn has to be. 😉 That books does sound really good.

  6. wstyrsky says:

    That is a beautiful color!

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