28 November 2012

-:- yarn along - same project, same book

I feel like I've been away from this space for quite some time, even though it's only been about a week. We had such a wonderful, relaxing Thanksgiving weekend and I promise to write more about that in the next few days. But first, a yarn along post, with Ginny.


I am in the final stretch of my secret project - hopefully I will be able to reveal all next week. With that other yarn in the basket, I will make a secret hat to accompany the secret project on its way to its secret recipient. I didn't want the secret project to get secretly lonely in a box all by itself - and I wanted to make sure a certain secret noggin would be nice and toasty this winter too. 


I'm also still reading Divergent with my book club group. I would recommend it to you as someone who was a big fan of the Hunger Games, with the caveat that it's not quite as good, but still worth a read. I think the main difference for me is that the action in Divergence started happening almost right away, without giving me a good chance to know the characters or get really invested in their stories.

And that's okay - as we go through the book, the characters are obviously getting more and more developed, and I really like the story.


Of course, a big discussion in my book club is what faction each of us would be in if we had to choose.  For me, it's kind of a no-brainer - I would have to go with Amity - although I wonder what the initiation for that faction would look like? It's probably full of laughter and compliments.

That's how I roll.

xox


P.S. What's your favorite holiday book? I love A Christmas Carol and read it every year, but am looking for another one to read in the upcoming month.

16 comments:

  1. I can't wait to see your finished secret knitting project...

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  2. I felt exactly the same way!! And I would be Amity too, and I did it for everyone else in the family, and I thought you would be Amity too.

    Peace, sister. Love you.

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  3. I'm excited to see your secret project. I loved the Hunger Games, so I'll have to put Divergent on my to read list.

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    1. Absolutely - I really think you'll like it!

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  4. I actually have a new favorite children's book....Penguin and Pinecone. Any knitter will absolutely ADORE this little treasure.

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    1. I will definitely check it out - thank you!

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  5. Oh secret projects are fun for me to guess! I'm guessing a hat (or mitts). Have fun knitting your secret!!

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  6. Can't wait to see your secret project. I have many on the go at the moment as well. :) Oh...my favourite holiday read? Little Women. I know it's not strictly Christmasy...but it depicts the holidays at a time when I would have LOVED to live. I think I shall start reading it again (for the ten-millionth time). xo

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    1. Little Women! Of course!! Love it. :)

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  7. Can't wait to see the secret project. Happy knitting!

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    1. I'm on pins and needles - it's done now and almost on its way...I'll be able to show you soon!

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  8. can't wait to see your secret project revealed! Not much in the gifting knitting this year, so there is no pressure. Just working on a vest for me and if my daughter likes it, she said she'd like one. No sense in wasting time and yarn if she isnt excited about it!! I read any Christmas stuff, but I often pick up a couple of Christmas novellas from Christian Book Distributor in the fall and anxiously await Thanksgiving to start reading. Enjoy!

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    1. That's the best, isn't it? Things are always much nicer when there's no pressure - for me, anyway! Thanks for stopping by!

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