In between knitting fifteen inches of stocking stitch for a Christmas gift I needed a bit of instant gratification this week, so I knitted a few more pairs of fingerless gloves.
Not quite instant, but phew, at least something finished!
A few mornings in the library helped with the stockinette, and now more interesting things are going to happen on the gift knitting front.
I finished A Thousand Splendid Suns for the second time. Such a heart wrenching story. Very moving, and at the same time I learned so much on this journey through Afghan history. And, I did love it more than the Kite Runner, maybe because the main characters are women?
I just started reading a book that I ordered from the library so long ago that I can’t even remember where I heard about it. I didn’t read the back cover first, so it was a bit of a surprise to find that it is set in pre-historic times. I don’t think I ever read anything like a Neanderthal novel!
In The Clan of the Cave Bear by Jean Auel, a five-year-old girl loses her parents in an earth quake. The medicine woman of a group of Neanderthal, the clan of the Cave Bear, finds the girl and takes care of her.
So far, I am intrigued. The detailed images of the landscape, life and rituals of the clan of 35,000 years ago is quite amazing.
I have another 550 pages to go, so it’ll probably pop up for a few more Yarn Along weeks…
Linking up with Ginny today.
What are you knitting and/or reading?