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. You can click the Yarn Along image at the end of this post to see the whole link-up. You can also find Yarn Along photos on Instagram(#yarnalong) and Flickr.
A few marathon seaming sessions later, and Vivid is complete! Well, almost complete. I still have about 70 ends to weave in, and some stylish FO photos to take, and then it will be complete. In the meantime, I’ve been knitting up the leftover yarn into hexipuffs. There is something oddly entertaining about knitting pieces of a blanket from the leftovers from another blanket. Plus, uses up the last bits of some of my oldest stash and finally get those entries off of Raverly, which is always satisfying. I’m not sure what project will be on display here next week since my current work-in-progress is a Christmas present and therefore very secret. I might just have to cast on something new!
I stopped at the library this week to pick up a hold and spotted The Epic Adventures of Lydia Bennet, by Kate Rorick and Rachel Kiley, on display on one of the shelves. Last year I watched a hilarious and highly addictive Youtube series called The Lizzie Bennet Diaries, based on Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice. The creators of that series then released a book covering the same story, The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet, which read awhile ago. What I hadn’t realized is that they also wrote a sort of sequel, The Epic Adventures of Lydia Bennet, covering events after the YouTube series ended. I love this book, and just possibly might read it cover-to-cover in less than 24 hours. The authors perfectly captured the spirit the actress brought to the Lydia Bennet character. Plus, it was fun to get a little peak into how the characters lives continued after the series ended. It was a completely serendipitous find, and totally worth the distraction from my current pile of unfinished books. Which I will of course get back to immediately 😉