Yarn Along

6:00 AM

It's Wednesday and that means it's time for the weekly yarn along.  Books and knitting.  Two of my favorite things.  I think it was a very productive week for both.

I'm more than half way through The Roots of the Olive Tree by Courtney Miller Santo.  The story is five generations of women basically living in the same house.  They are being studied by a geneticist because the matriarch is 112 and he thinks since she has lived so long and so well she may hold the key to aging.  But she has a secret.  I think I know what it is, but it hasn't been revealed yet.  We'll see if I'm right.  The story is told in sections- each woman has her own section- and by flashbacks and what is currently happening.  I think it is a very good first novel.

I was able to get lots of knitting done.  I worked on my Log Cabin Blanket which was nice because it is keeping me warm while knitting.  I've also been working on the shawl for my sister in law.  The pattern is called Summit.  Now that I'm in the rhythm of the pattern, it's actually pretty easy.  The hardest part is dropping the stitch to unravel to create the link between the sections.

Happy Yarn Along Wednesday!

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  1. Jen, the shawl is beautiful! Now I am wondering if I have time to knit one too. ;)

  2. I think that summit is in my library, I'll have to check, I love the way yours looks :) That book sounds like something I would like, I'm off to add it to THE LIST. which keeps growing :)

  3. That shawl is going to be so beautiful that you may need to knit one for yourself too! I'm also looking forward to the day that the blanket is finished, that is going to be a lot of fun.

  4. The shawl looks really tricky, you have made good progress though!

  5. Whoa the shawl looks complicated!!! But it's gorgeous!


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