Yarn Along


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I’ve been such a restless reader lately. Fifty pages here, fifty pages there – not liking any book well enough to make the full 300+-page commitment. But then, a couple of nights ago, I picked up this old copy of Norman Mailer’s The Executioner’s Song. It’s a trade paperback – the kind they only rarely make anymore, the kind that would fit in the back pocket of a pair of jeans if it weren’t a thousand pages long, as this one is. Sometimes they were even called “pocket books”; that was sort of a slang term for “paperback.” I’ve read about 90 pages and am enjoying it so far, although of course I know bad things are coming.

On top of the book are the striped sleeves of the two little sweaters I’m making. All that’s left to do is piece them and shape the necks. I hope to finish one of them this weekend.

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

Happy Wednesday – I hope everyone’s having a good week so far!

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6 Responses to Yarn Along

  1. Donna says:

    That’s exactly how my reading has been lately. Meh..
    I do love your sweater sleeves. Looking forward to seeing them complete!

  2. SarahD says:

    Such sweet sleeves! I am in the middle of a great book but seem to never have time to read it. After I finish it, I expect I’ll wander around noncommittally for awhile again. I hope this book sticks for you!

  3. badkitty1016 says:

    I remember seeing that book sitting on your bookshelf in high school! Am interested to see what it’s about after all these years.

    • bedstrom says:

      Yep, it had a place of honor on that shelf for years, right next to The Satanic Verses. The book is so old and stiff that it’s hard to hold it open. I haven’t broken the spine yet but will likely do so soon. Please don’t report me for book abuse.

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