Yarn Along

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My brown sweater is all pieced and almost done. I’ve just started the neck, which looks awfully wide in this photo. I’ve made this sweater before and don’t remember the neck being this wide. We’ll see how things go. I picture this sweater as perfect for camping – it’s roomy, waterproof, tough, and can fit over multiple layers.

I’m reading H.S. Cross’s Wilberforce, which has not been well publicized. I say that because I receive every conceivable promotional email from book publishers and am constantly checking out the new releases on Amazon, in the NYRB, and elsewhere. This is a new novel by a new author, and I had to find out about it by walking past it on a shelf at Barnes and Noble on the way to the music section. This is not the sort of treatment I am accustomed to. The plus side is that it is totally engrossing, and not at the expense of being light or frivolous. I’ve been a little annoyed by my reading choices lately and have been wanting up my intellectual ante a bit, and I am just savoring the things this novel is asking me to think about.

And if the folded-over sleeve conceals the fact that the cover image depicts a teenaged boy getting ready to flog someone, so much the better.

Happy Wednesday!

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

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6 Responses to Yarn Along

  1. Heather says:

    I kind of like a larger neck on sweaters – mainly because of layering. It looks lovely!

  2. Pom Pom says:

    I bet you’ll wear your sweater a lot! It’s different and yet classic.

  3. Lucy Bowen says:

    I like a wide neck, better wide then too tight! I’m sure you’ll get lots of wear out of it.

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