16 January 2013

-:- yarn along - let's pretend (...) and acer cardigan

I discovered something fun about our library last weekend. You know all of those insanely popular books that always have a huge number of holds on them? Our library purchases at least one extra copy of those books and labels them as "lucky" copies - they have special shelves for them and they are basically immune to the hold lists. So if you get lucky and find a copy of a popular book that you have on hold, you skip to the front of the line and get to check it out for 7 days.

Last weekend, I got lucky.



I've had Let's Pretend this Never Happened on my hold list for awhile - and since I only have it for 7 days, I'm doing my best to speed read through it. These types of funny girl memoirs are tricky for me. Usually I don't like them because I tend to feel like the author is trying too hard. And this was the case with this book too - for the first few pages.

But I'm really glad I stuck with it because this book is good. I literally laugh out loud when I'm reading it and it's a little dark, which I love. Jenny is strangely relatable, which is a somewhat of a feat given how unique her experiences have been. I'm really enjoying it - and now if I could just finish it by Saturday...



My knitting project du jour is a little cardigan I've had in my queue for quite some time. I'm thrilled to be finally knitting it. This is actually a fun and easy knit so far - a perfect accompaniment to the series premiere of Downton Abbey (if you haven't seen it yet, you can watch it here).



I've missed these yarn along posts - and am happy to be back - can't wait to catch up on what you all have been knitting and reading!

xox

(Joining Ginny at Small Things for her weekly Yarn Along.)


36 comments:

  1. First of all I love your sweater!! Beautiful! And I want to thank you for the lovely book recommendation, I like dark and I love to laugh :)

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    1. Haha - good! You'll love this one then! :)

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  2. What a lovely sweater, great colour and design, can't wait to see it finished! x

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  3. Love the color you picked for your Acer. It will be beautiful. Thank you for the book recommendation.
    Happy knitting

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    1. Thanks! Happy knitting to you too!

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  4. I've seen that book on the shelf as well. I'll add it to my increasingly long list. Our library is similar. Most branches that have the popular books offer holds and I usually put books on hold and wait for months to read them. However at the branch we go to they do not put their books on hold. If the book is on the shelf it is fair game. They are the only library that doesn't put popular books on hold, I think because it is a really tiny library. But lucky for me!

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    1. Yah! Sounds like you probably get lucky all the time! ;)

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  5. love the color of your cardigan....such a great shade!!

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  6. Congrats on finally finding that book. Beautiful sweater by the way!

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    1. Thanks! I did feel pretty lucky...

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  7. What a great idea that your library has for these popular books. I just might have to ask my local library to do the same! I, too, have had the Acer cardigan on my queue for much too long. You're inspiring me to cast on!

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  8. I like the looks of that sweater and love your color choice.

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  9. What a beautiful pattern you're making for that cardigan...I so admire your knitting skills!

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  10. Oh that pattern is gorgeous and the colour choice is perfect, can't wait to see it finished. I am going to add our book to my ever growing list, thanks!

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  11. The book sounds wonderful as I love a good laugh out loud...and your sweater is lovely, the color so rich. I love downton abby as well.

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  12. your sweater looks beautiful, such a pretty pattern. i love the lucky library system.

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  13. Love the color, can't wait to see the final prodcut.

    I have that book on my list too and I can't wait to read it.

    Hugs,
    Kara

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    1. It was good! Can't wait to hear what you thought!

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  14. Oooo...pretty. I think I have the Acer in my queue, too. SOOO many things in my queue, actually. Can't wait to see it finished. No idea who the author of this book is (I Googled her)...will have to check it out. :) xoxo

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    1. Thanks! I'm with you - so much to knit, so little time... Yah, the author is a blogger who got a book deal - I actually haven't looked around her blog too much, but it's supposed to be pretty funny.

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  15. I read her book this past year after hearing her speak at a local book shop. She had me laughing and shaking my head in disbelief! Hope you enjoy it!

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    1. Yah! I literally laughed out loud when I was reading it! I did enjoy it!

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  16. ooh, i'll add that to my wishful reading list! And your cardigan is so pretty, love those cables!

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  17. I'm reading that right now, too! I'm actually listening to the audiobook (After having been on the hold list for 6 months) and I'm shocked by how high and girly Jenny's voice is! It's pretty funny, but sometimes I find her exhausting. I loved the story about the turkey following her to school, though!

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    1. I agree - exhausting is a good way of putting it. And she totally goes back and forth between being too much and being okay/hilarious. But overall I enjoyed it - loved the turkey story and loved the acupuncture story too!

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