Every time I make one of these tank sweaters, I have to re-learn how to do a technique called “purl through front and back of each stitch.” This is the technique that creates the gathered, draping look of the front of the sweater. In this photo, you can see if you look closely that I’ve just ripped out one attempt. Don’t worry – I have several YouTube videos to help me, and I’ve re-learned this task so many times that I have no doubt I’ll be able to do it again.
I read half of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child when I was up with stomach trouble last night, and it was nice to have an easy, comfortable story to keep me occupied when I was feeling miserable. But that is not to say that this newly-released play is without flaws. This is an odd story, involving Harry Potter and Draco Malfoy as helicopter parents, a crusade to resurrect Cedric Diggory (via TIME TRAVEL) for various obscure reasons, and a series of PTSD dreams on the part of Harry, who is afraid that Voldemort is returning yet again. Jack Thorne is no J.K. Rowling, though, and none of the characters really feel like “themselves.” I will have more to say when I review the book in a day or two. I’m engaged with the story, but this play is a very odd move in the trajectory of the Potter franchise. I have another 80 pages or so to read and will review it soon.
Yarn Along is hosted by Ginny on her blog, Small Things.