Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Yarn Along: "The Guest Room" and Stovetop Hat

Yarn Along is a fun weekly link-up hosted by The Small Things blog about two of the best things in life: reading and knitting.

yarn along 2-17-16

Reading: I'm almost done with "The Dead Duke, His Secret Wife and the Missing Corpse: An Extraordinary Edwardian Case of Deception and Intrigue" by Piu Marie Atwell, a pretty good non-fiction tale about a crazy case in the late 1800s/early 1900s involving an English duke and a secret identity. When that's finished I'll dive right into "The Guest Room" by Chris Bohjalian, about a bachelor party gone horribly wrong. I've been meaning to check out Bohjalian for years, and I've got high hopes for "The Guest Room."

Knitting: I finally started a new knitting project to help me with my goal of watching a gazillion hours of stuff on the DVR before we move in just a few weeks. The project needed to be small-ish and easy enough to work on while watching TV, and I went with the gorgeous Stovetop hat by Tin Can Knits. It combines two of my favorite things: texture and cables. And I'm knitting it up in some beautiful pink Malabrigo from my stash (colorway Dusty). I have absolutely no idea what I'm going to do with it when it's done -- I guess somebody will be getting a surprise in the mail!


  1. I'll look forward to an update on the read. I've read some of Bohjalian's books before.

  2. The Guest Room is SO GOOD. I've read just about all of his books - I really like him a lot! For a while he was writing historical novels and as much as I liked them I'm glad he has returned to contemporary.

  3. The hat looks great, such a gorgeous colour.

  4. Pretty color yarn for your hat.

  5. I meant to read The Guest Room last month, but I kept passing it over for other books. Hopefully I will get to it soon.


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