Yarn Along

Yarn Along photo 3.30

I’m meandering my way through several books at once, as usual, but my top priority right now is to finish The Merchant of Venice. It’s such a tight, efficient play. I remembered Act II as really long, mainly because it has nine scenes (I used to teach this play to high school sophomores; I know these things), but it moves along at a rapid clip. It’s actually a short play with a lot of ideas packed into it. I just read the scene in which the Prince of Morocco came to play the guess-the-casket game that will determine Portia’s husband, and it’s full of imagery that aligns the Prince of Morocco with Shylock. I know I will enjoy reading the rest of the play when I actually sit down and do it, and I am also looking forward to Howard Jacobson’s Shylock is My Name. Also included in the photo is my current planner book and a 2014 issue of San Francisco magazine – NOT because I’m two years behind in my periodical reading (I promise!) but because I use it as a surface when I hand-write on paper on the dining room table.

I had almost a whole skein of the bright orange yarn left over, so over the weekend I cast on a scarf. I’ll need more in order to finish the scarf, of course, but I won’t mind a dye-lot line in a scarf – and I really, really want to keep working with this yarn. It’s so bright and thick and soft.

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

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10 Responses to Yarn Along

  1. fibrefallout says:

    That yarn is lovely and the color is amazing!!!

  2. Donna says:

    I don’t blame you for wanting to keep knitting with that yarn. It’s such a beautiful color and it looks real soft.

  3. Kat with a K says:

    Gorgeous yarn and an interesting read!!

  4. After winter, it’s always nice to have bright colors! I’m knitting with orange right now, too.

  5. Elizabeth says:

    Oh I love the merchant of Venice! Have you seen the Jeremy Irons/Al Pacino production? Love it! That pattern suits the scrummy orange yarn very well, enjoy!

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