Yarn Along

Every Wednesday I participate in “Yarn Along”, a link-up run by Ginny over at Small Things where we share what we are knitting and reading this week. Head over to the Small Things blog to see what other bloggers are sharing!

 

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No luck with Plan A….but then that is not entirely surprising. This shawl is just so close to being finished that I cannot put it down! At this point all I have left is half of a border repeat (just 8 rows!) and the bind off. That said, I’ve got plans almost every night this week and none of them sitting at home with my lace shawl. So it is likely that I won’t finish this until the weekend.

Instead of reading from my still-looming to-read pile, I’ve been listening to BBC radio plays the last few days. The plays are all adaptations of the Lord Peter Wimsey mystery novels, which were written in the 1920s and 30s by Dorothy L Sayers. They are set in England (and one in Scotland) and they are an amazing window into the inter-war period in that country. Plus, Lord Peter as a detective is both witty and slightly ridiculous, and utterly charming. The radio plays all feature Ian Carmichael as Lord Peter Wimsey, and he plays the part to perfection. Unfortunately he passed away in 2010. He also played Lord Peter in a series of BBC television adaptions of the books that came out in the 70s.

While looking for a suitable link to these radio plays (there really isn’t one, I got mine from Audible.com), I discovered that another Lord Peter book has been released! Dorothy Sayers stopped writing mystery novels when WWII broke out, and passed away in 1957, however her estate asked Jill Paton Walsh to complete the novel Sayers’ left unfinished. Since the release of that novel, Walsh has continued to publish new Lord Peter novels, much to my delight! I’m off to the library to track this one down….

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2 Responses to Yarn Along

  1. Donna says:

    Your shawl is beautiful so far! This time of year seems to be a busy one. Good luck with finishing it.

  2. woolythymes says:

    lovely shawl…….and love the idea of the audio-plays. Must look into those. Thanks.

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