My favorite author has turned 240 years old today..
I wonder how Jane Austen would react today if she knew what an impact her words have made to us fans of her books.
Persuasion is my personal favorite but right now I'm enjoying Pride & Prejudice with Rosamund Pike narrating. Its lovely! I'm listening to it slowly so I can enjoy it, little bits everyday.
This past week I've received some happy mail.
A really pretty skein of Viola Yarn. I've been a fan of her yarn for awhile, but had yet to try it.
I purchased this gorgeous color, called Eclipse. Its hard to describe, sage & honey with ever so faint speckles of brown and gold and its very shiny. Check out her blog too, the photos she takes are beautiful!
I'll save it for something special I think, so for now I'll just admire it as its sits on my shelf.
I also received an order of one my favorite yarns, De Rerum Natura Ulysse. A really nice wooly and spongy french merino sport weight. I want to do a shawl and I have some patterns in my library that I have yet to knit up but I till have to narrow it down further.
The color is called Sel and its a soft natural cream.
At the moment I don't have too much on the needles other than finishing some wips that I just didn't feel like working on.
I wanted to do some plain potato chip knitting, so I cast on for a sockhead hat in some really amazing handspun yarn that was gifted to me earlier this year by a knitterly friend!
I don't spin and maybe one day I will as I enjoy knitting with handspun so much.
I really like the look of this, so many colors. The label said 2ply but since I don't know much about spinning I can't say how it was plied. I love it!!
Its knitting up so beautifully and I can't wait to wear it when its done.
Speaking of stash enhancements, I had a bit of reorganizing and I'm pretty sure that 2016 will be a year that I try really hard to just knit from stash. I'm going to try! My stash is starting to overflow into my knicker drawer, I'm running out of room! If that isn't a sign to slow it down a bit I don't know what is...
In other news, I'm knitting up some mittens with some really amazing yarn that was sent to me to review and
I'll be having a little giveaway at the end of week so check back later to win!!!!
Have a wonderful Wednesday!
“I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of any thing than of a book! -- When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.”
― Jane Austen,
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