Yarn Along

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If you are kind enough to visit our blog on Yarn Along days regularly, you may have noticed that I sometimes like to knit the same pattern over and over. Case in point: as soon as I finished the brown English rib sweater (photos below), I immediately cast another one on in “oatmeal” fisherman’s yarn. This sweater fits me perfectly, which is not something I say often about my knits, and it is satisfying to knit and not especially challenging. And since winter is coming (as both weather.com and George R.R. Martin keep insisting), I will enjoy having another big, warm, blanketlike project in my lap. I love fisherman’s wool.

And yes, George R.R. Martin. His world is officially too large and too unwieldy. Many of the individual chapters are still very well structured and suspenseful, but he is following so many plot lines that a cliffhanger in one plot line might not be addressed until 500 or 600 pages down the road. The characterization in these novels, while often good, is not good enough to sustain this kind of tortuous plot. But I will persevere. I will finish this series, though I can’t quite see myself reading anything else by this author once this series is done.

And here is a full-length shot of the brown sweater, which did not enjoy its time on that hanger. Doesn’t it look just like the shy kid at a party, one shoulder higher than the other, ankles crossed, wishing it could blink its eyes and magically be at home?

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And here’s a close-up of the neck and shoulder detail.

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Thanks as always for reading! Yarn Along is hosted by Ginny on her blog, Small Things.

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6 Responses to Yarn Along

  1. Donna says:

    It came out great! Fishermans wool during the winter is perfect. My dad loves George RR but I have only watched Game of Thrones. He’s insisting that I read it though!

    • bedstrom says:

      Thank you!! I don’t know very much about how films and TV series are made, but my general impression is that the Game of Thrones TV series is a masterpiece of adaptation. Each season distills a book of about 1000 pages and endlessly complicated plot (both internal and external) into 10 distinct, thematically unified, efficiently told episodes. I’ll always be the read-first-watch-the-show-later type of person, but I have a lot of respect for the quality of the adaptation.

  2. laura says:

    Your sweater is beautiful, the perfect weekend sweater!

  3. Natalie says:

    I love your sweater, perfect for the upcoming season!
    I too found Game of Thrones far too full of imagery!
    He goes in to so much depth in describing places as well as people that my mind almost went into overdrive!
    They almost had to make it into a series as there is nothing that they had to speculate on as all descriptions are well established throughout the book! So it was a matter of “What should ??? room look like? Hmmm, I will just refer to page….” 😀 Needless to say I didn’t manage to finish book 1 😦

    • bedstrom says:

      I actually don’t find the books very physically descriptive — just full of endless movement (people wandering in the woods, etc.) and internal monologue. Thanks for reading our blog!

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