Well, it might only be three degrees here today, but at last we have seen the sun! My house is full of hyacinths, and I cannot get enough of that heady smell.
This little gem finally broke me out of my book hangover. It's L J Ross' first novel, and while the writing maybe needs a bit more editing, and there are places in which she directly contradicts herself, the plot is absolutely cracking. This author has mastered the Agatha Christie skill of misdirection and suspense. I think I will have to download her second book too! I downloaded Holy Island on a whim because it came up on offer over Christmas, and because it's based in a location I love: the island of Lindesfarne.
I'm following it up with something completely different. I love the Yarn Harlot, don't you? She speaks to my soul! I've also discovered a new podcast which I am binge-listening to. Sprogcast is about pregnancy, birth and beyond, and features some of the most exciting people currently operating in the field. I'm addicted.
I am about half way up the hood of Sausages' red hoodie, and he has suddenly requested that the pompom be white. We'll see. I bought extra red in order to match. I'll knit up the pair for Bob while we think about it.
I also dragged this beauty out of hibernation this week, as part of my plan to finish it and its sister this year. It seems a bit small and cramped, but the gauge and yardage looks right, so I'm looking forward to seeing what happens when it finally makes it to blocking. I love love love the lace patterns on this shawl. I can't wait to actually wear it.
Don't forget to pop over to the Yarn Along to see what everyone else is working on. I have recently joined Goodreads, and if you'd like to see what I'm reading you can find me there as Wailliewaillie too!