Yarn Along

 The beginnings of a ripple are always good, at least once you’ve done the first fiddly row into the foundation chain. I like choosing the colours and enjoy the softness of the yarn when it’s used for ripples.  I did find I was a chain short at the end, so conjured one into thin air and will have to make sure the tail is darned and double darned. 

The book is one I picked up at the weekend. Very much of its time, it was published in the eighties, the stories are the perfect length for reading one every night. Last night’s featured a mirror and an antiques seller who is a Cockney and therefore must be able to easily dispose of a body…! The second story about the bus is interesting; but not at all PC.  

I’ve been trying to find a craft vlog I can regularly watch, but just can’t find one that suits. They’re simply far too long, filled with umms and ahhs and repetition. That’s not to say I could do any better, which is partly why I’m not going to try. But if there was a one like Caitlin Moran’s (two episodes so far) I’d be addicted. She was on the radio as I drove on Friday. She’s so funny and makes a lot of sense. (Water fountains! Hipsters! Trolling on social media.) I’ll be getting the book soon. Maybe even after I press ‘post’. 

I’m joining in with Ginny’s Yarn Along again. 

9 thoughts on “Yarn Along

  1. Someone recommended Raised by Wolves to me to watch, so started yesterday. What a coincidence that you mention one of the writers! Always wished I could be as funny and outspoken as she is :-)

  2. Makes me want to crochet another ripple blanket, your colours are lovely.
    I know what you mean about craft vlogs, the ones I’ve looked at are just too long. If I had the time I’d like to give it a go myself.

  3. 👍 on the colors you’ve started with for the ripple. You almost tempt me to start one as a long term project but I’m resisting! I’ve been checking out knitting podcasts on YouTube too. I look at their time first. Most are an hour which is a bit long for me. I know though they usually podcast weekly which is why the videos are lengthy. I personally intend to make my podcasts focused on a particular topic. I do like efficiency that way.

  4. You really have a great eye for color.. love how your ripple is looking so far. Sounds like a fun read. I just started another Rosamunde Pilcher book. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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