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!
Et voila, the new project that I cast on as a way to A) procrastinate from all the chores I needed to get done at home and B) hopefully restart my knitting mojo. It is a top-down baby cardigan that I’m knitting in two different colours of cotton from my charity stash (the purple is a provisional cast on). I’ll end up donating the finished cardigan, so that will get the yarn out of my apartment, but the yarn isn’t in my stash so it won’t affect my coldsheep numbers, sadly. Still, this garter stitch cardigan is about as complicated a knit as I can manage at the moment.
I’ve been re-watching a lot of Call the Midwife lately and it got me interested in the history of nuns and convents, so I got this book out of the library: Nuns, A History of Convent Life by Silvia Evangelisti. It is fairly dry and academic, and it assumes a familiarity with the Catholic religion that I can’t quite match, so it has been slow going. I still find the topic very interesting but I think I would have preferred a biography or a more basic explanation of convent life to the route this author took.