Yarn Along (end of June)

Inspired to join in with Ginny’s yarn along again this week. Still working on TF’s castle jumper. I was hoping to finish it for his birthday, but time has beaten me again. I have finished the first sleeve and started on the second.

After finishing Hopkins poems last week, I picked up another of my A’ Level reading books. More scribbles in the margin, but they seem more familiar this time. On The Black Hill is just as enjoyable as it was when I was 18. My perspective has changed, but that adds to a repeat reading. I have re-read it before, but this is the first time since becoming a mother. I love the theme of the passage of time through out. There is the balance between nature and domesticity. The balance between English and Welsh. The balance of life.

Plenty to ponder as I finish the next sleeve. That’s if I run out of caterpillars to watch. Especially ones that seem to be wearing intricate jumpers.

12 thoughts on “Yarn Along (end of June)

  • Wednesday 29 June, 2011 at 2:03 pm

    Sleeve is looking great! I thought I recognized the author’s name…Songlines – read it before our 6 month walkabout in Australia. It was perfect then, but On the Black Hill seems more suitable now. Love your wooly caterpillar 😉

    • Wednesday 29 June, 2011 at 10:54 pm

      I keep meaning to read more Bruce Chatwin, but almost afraid that it won’t live up to this one. Maybe now is the time.

  • Wednesday 29 June, 2011 at 5:12 pm

    Can’t wait to see it all done. 😀

    • Wednesday 29 June, 2011 at 10:56 pm

      Me too. I’ve started to look for shortcuts in my design. Bad sign.

  • Wednesday 29 June, 2011 at 4:59 pm

    The great thing about so many castle jumper posts… We are all just as excited as you to see it finished!! The book sounds totally up my alley. I’m looking into this one. 🙂

    Blessings, Debbie

    • Wednesday 29 June, 2011 at 10:55 pm

      I should think that you will be sincerely relieved when I finish it!!! Me too. Good job the weather is good here, otherwise TF would be wishing I’d chosen a quicker pattern.

  • Wednesday 29 June, 2011 at 5:37 pm

    Did you stop by and check out the little award I left you on my blog on Monday – I left you a comment earlier 🙂

    • Wednesday 29 June, 2011 at 10:57 pm

      Oh yes. Still thinking!

  • Wednesday 29 June, 2011 at 8:50 pm

    You have made me want to read On the Black Hill again – must be 20 years since I picked it up! Thank you for joining in my giveaway – I think my wishlist of books is growing at a rapid rate – every time someone comes back and recommends one, I have a look and think, ‘Oh, I’d really like that!’

    Pomona x

    • Wednesday 29 June, 2011 at 11:08 pm

      Sounds like its time to pick up a copy again. I hope you enjoy it. It was fun window shopping on the book site!

  • Thursday 30 June, 2011 at 5:14 am

    Love that colour. Beautiful!

    • Thursday 30 June, 2011 at 8:37 am

      Thanks. The mottled colour is giving the metallic chainmail effect that I was after, but we’ll see.

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