I thought I would join in Ginny’s Yarn Along this week since I haven’t been sharing much of my knitting lately and I am really enjoying the book I’m reading right now.
Inkspell by Cornelia Funke is the sequel in a trilogy to Inkheart (the last book is called Inkdeath). They are ‘children’s’ books but I love the story. I read Inkheart before the movie came out – which is getting to be a long time ago now – and loved it. Inkspell has been sitting on my shelf waiting for me to open it. I finally plunged in this week. It is not disappointing me! I love the character of Meggie – she’s definitely my favourite. A friend of mine likened these books to Harry Potter, but I think that does both series a disservice. They are both good fantasy stories and I am enjoying the Ink books for different reasons than Harry Potter. The fantasy world of Ink is pretty cool – Cornelia weaves a masterful tale!
In terms of knitting … Gathering Stripes is coming along quickly. I haven’t really shared about this since I have been sewing up a storm instead but I’ve been working on it in the car, work and in the evenings. I am currently half-way down the first sleeve. I am torn about whether to finish the hems as per the pattern or to follow Kelly’s modifications … she didn’t sew the hem but instead left it curled nicely … I quite like it … thoughts?
For those in Canada, have a wonderful May Long weekend – I hope the weather is beautiful wherever you are & that you’re doing something fun :) We’re going camping … in a tent … when I am 7.5 months pregnant – I don’t think it’ll be a big deal and I’m dying to get out of the ‘city’ but I’ll let you know how it goes haha … :)