Yarn & Paper – Splitstone, and Brideshead Revisited

Every Wednesday I share what I’m knitting (Yarn) and reading (Paper) this week. 

Another old WIP from 2015! I’m slowly making my through all my old knitting and sewing projects. There are only two knitting WIPs left from 2015, this Splitstone vest and a lace scarf. I wasn’t sure whether I was getting the right gauge on this vest, which is why I’ve avoided working on it for months. A few months ago I blocked it, measured gauge again, tried it on, and did all kinds of math. All that to discover that this gauge and size should work out just right. I’ve brought this project with me everywhere this week and I’ve already added more than 2 inches. I’ve even memorized the cable, which helps make it good social knitting, at least until it gets too big. With any luck I’ll have this done by next fall when it gets cold enough to wear it again.

I picked up Brideshead Revisited from the library on a whim after I saw a recommendation on the blog Modern Mrs Darcy. From the book jacket I gather that it was made into a movie about 10 years ago, though I’d never heard of the movie otherwise. The book is set in Britain in the inter-war period, which is one of my favourite periods to read about. I was introduced to that era mostly through cozy mysteries, both written at the time (e.g. Dorothy Sayers’ Lord Peter) and written recently (e.g. the Daisy Dalrymple series). I’m curious to see whether I get the same feeling from a narrative novel. So far there isn’t much plot, and some of the more archaic language is a bit hard to follow, but the style is still rather charming. I’ve been on a bit of a non-fiction binge lately and this novel is a much-needed break.

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One Response to Yarn & Paper – Splitstone, and Brideshead Revisited

  1. Pingback: Yarn & Paper – Tutankhamun Continues, and New Socks | One Stitch, One Step

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