17 July 2013

-:- yarn along // stockholm and paris

Last month, I got a box in the mail that held three skeins of DK weight yarn, which is downright bulky compared to the yarns I've been using lately. They were skeins of variegated yarn in a colorway I would not have picked myself - and I was very curious about how this yarn would knit up. I searched long and hard before I found a pattern I'd like to try - and once I found it, I couldn't help but cast on.

I'm making a Stockholm Scarf, which is really a long cowl that is knit in two pieces - and it's just what I need to break up the miles of stockinette stitch that are required to finish my Radian Yoke.

On the reading front, I finished Monsoon Diary and continue to recommend it. It's now sitting in my kitchen, ready to be used as a cookbook for a Monsoon Diary feast...maybe this weekend?

These days, I've been reading Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf and a graphic novel called French Milk by Lucy Knisley. I've wanted to read both for a long time - years, even! French Milk is a travelogue about a trip the author took with her mother to Paris right before she graduated college. It's an honest book and it's fun and quick to read. It's also inspiring me to break out my sketchbook and draw something each day. What a wonderful way to journal, right?



  1. I just quickly checked out the box link. Oh. My. I'll have to check it out further. It could be dangerous!

  2. that would be a wonderful way to journal. Love the colorway! I try to buy what I am "not" attracted to sometimes in terms of color. I have so much green, purple and gray that it's overflowing. So bring out the pink/orange/blue!!

  3. How funny.....of all books!!! I had a rather sleepless night last night, and found myself and Mrs. Dalloway on the sofa at 2 am!
    Pretty pretty yarn!!!

  4. Yarnbox subscription?? Dangerous and delightful!! Thanks for sharing that.

    The Stockholm scarf looks beautiful. It will be pretty in that color.


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