Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Yarn Along: Into Thin Air and Dead Wake

 I've been enjoying making this sweater. It has an asymmetrical front (a bit difficult to see right now) and I found the perfect buttons to complement the yarn! I followed the directions for the 6 month size but it turned into an 18 month size. Ah well. It was destined for the shop anyway. (c;

Ravelry link


The yarn is sumptuous, a blend of bamboo and silk. I found it on sale at Hobby Lobby in AL the last time we traveled there.



I read Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer a little while ago, but I'm including it because it was a new book (I do a lot of rereading). I think it was a very balanced account of the 1996 disaster on Mount Everest. It very clearly shows that armchair critics just can't begin to grasp the difficulties of clear thought above 28,000 feet, even with supplemental oxygen.

Dead Wake by Erik Larson (he also wrote Isaac's Storm) is the story of the last voyage of the Lusitania. This one is a loan from a fellow parishioner. I'm not quite half-way through but it's quite good. I enjoy books that include a generous amount of historical context.

What are you reading and creating?

7 comments:

  1. Adorable buttons. They are perfect!

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    1. I know! I almost jumped up and down when I found the buttons!

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  2. Those buttons are perfect!! Love the colors of the sweater too!

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  3. those buttons are so CUTE!!!! and that sweater is just plain lovely!!! you make such great things!

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    1. I know, the buttons really make it, don't they? :) The funny thing is that this pattern doesn't call for a button placket, but one hidden snap. I changed it to add button holes so I could use the buttons. :)

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  4. Gorgeous yarn and the buttons are perfect.

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