Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Yarn along

Joining in with Ginny over here.


There is only one thing I'm picking up at the moment - the January socks. I think it's a losing battle though, no way I'm going to have the pair complete before the end of the month. Sock one completed last night, sock two shouting to me to cast it on. But as I said earlier - I have a plan......
Current reading - Woodcutter by Kate Danley. I love this book, which is probably why the socks aren't flying along. It's a tale of all the mythical Fae folk and fairytale creatures. A battle to take over the twelve realms of human and magic with only the woodcutter to protect them all. The reviews mention the one dimensionality of the Woodcutter and yet I feel that the lack of emotion and background makes him the ultimate hero, intent only on protecting the kingdom. The story combines all the characters we remember form childhood, Rumpelstiltskin, Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, but in a very much grown up setting, with a heavy focus on the "dust trade" and it's effects on the senses of human folk. I'm almost at the end of this book though and will be sad to see it's end. Any recommendations for similar tales would be very welcome :)

-x-

5 comments:

karen said...

The book sounds interesting! I'll give it a flip through next time I see it. Yay for sock knitting! I always wear hand knit socks in the winter to keep cozy.

Sarah ~ Crafts from the Cwtch said...

Twinsies!!!!! Socks and The Woodcutter - yay!

Hoping to get an early night to crack on with it tonight.

x

Paula said...

You need to learn to knit two socks at a time. That's the only way I'll do socks any more. I think it's faster too.

Kathy said...

I love the sock, it really is a pretty yarn you've chosen!

karisma said...

Good luck with the socks. Maybe you will have one of those days where suddenly they fly off the needles. They are looking great so far. The book sounds interesting too. I took a computer free week last week and managed to finish two knitting projects and read 3 and a half novels. Wow Maybe I should get off the computer all together. LOL