Thursday, August 31, 2017

Rereading Jane Austen

Ever since the Keira Knightley movie version of Pride and Prejudice came out in 2005, I've been hooked and I became an Austen fan. I watched all of the BBC Jane Austen book adaptations and every year in October, I listen to the P&P audiobook narrated by Emma Messenger (which was really good, by the way). This year, I want to revisit Jane Austen by reading the books and not consuming her works via television or audiobooks. And because reading is a much slower pace than the other two media formats, I started reading that big collection this past August 26. I really hope to finish all 9 books in this massive The Jane Austen Digest: Complete Collection by October 22.

On the yarn side of things, the 2017 Yarn Along The Rockies happened last August 19-27, 2017 and I hope all you dear yarn crafters out there had fun. I myself decided not to participate in this year's yarn crawl because I don't have shelf space for new yarn as you may have seen in my April blog post. On top of that, my goal was to use up all the yarn I currently have before buying any new yarn. It should not be that hard since I only have a handful of yarn in my stash — or so I think. 

Books I've Read Since Last Blog Post

Currently Reading 
  • Emma by Jane Austen (from The Jane Austen Digest: Complete Collection)

Currently Writing

  • Chapter 21 of Helena and the Dragon - Helena and her friends are now making their way back to Munich from Neuschwanstein Castle

Finished Objects

  • Tea, Books & Crochet - I frogged the crochet socks I was making last month because I'm just not feeling it and the fact that I don't have enough yarn and I don't want to buy new yarn for this pair of socks. Pattern used: The Moogly Crochet Alphabet by Tamara Kelly; Yarn used: Premier Yarns Deborah Norville Collection Serenity Sock Weight 75% Superwash Merino Wool & 25% Nylon and used 45 yards of the Surf color and 82.8 yards of the Lavender Topaz color.

  • Divine Hat - I'm finally using that Icelandic Wool yarn that my coworker gave me 2 years ago last September. I slightly modified this hat's pattern to fit the amount of yarn I have as well as my head size. Pattern used: Divine Hat by Sarah Arnold; Yarn used: Istex Alofoss Lopi, Pure New Icelandic Wool, Bulky weight, 109 yards in the color Light Ash Heather. I have to say though that this yarn sheds a lot!!

Currently Knitting/Crocheting

  • Beret #50617 by Lion Brand Yarns - I'm using the last 2 balls of my Icelandic yarn Istex Alofoss Lopi, Pure New Icelandic Wool, Bulky weight, 109 yards each in the color Space Blue and Olive Green (Dunkeloliv)

Image courtesy of Lion Brand Yarns

Product Reviews


Just in case, I would like to share the blogs and/or podcasts I'm really enjoying which are also listed on the side bar...and these are in the order I discovered them...hope you'll enjoy them too!

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