Yarn Along

I have been in search of a good book.

This past Sunday I was on call and my co-worker recommended Commonwealth by Ann Patchett.

Overdrive had it available as an audiobook.

I really like the narrator and am enjoying the book both on my commute and while I’m knitting or sewing.

One Sunday afternoon in Southern California, Bert Cousins shows up at Franny Keating’s christening party uninvited. Before evening falls, he has kissed Franny’s mother, Beverly thus setting in motion the dissolution of their marriages and the joining of two families.

Spanning five decades, Commonwealth explores how this chance encounter reverberates through the lives of the four parents and six children involved. Spending summers together in Virginia, the Keating and Cousins children forge a lasting bond that is based on a shared disillusionment with their parents and the strange and genuine affection that grows up between them.

When, in her twenties, Franny begins an affair with the legendary author Leon Posen and tells him about her family, the story of her siblings is no longer hers to control. Their childhood becomes the basis for his wildly successful book, ultimately forcing them to come to terms with their losses, their guilt, and the deeply loyal connection they feel for one another.

Told with equal measures of humor and heartbreak, Commonwealth is a meditation on inspiration, interpretation, and the ownership of stories. It is a brilliant and tender tale of the far-reaching ties of love and responsibility that bind us together.

~ Good Reads

My project this week is a knit Bridger Cowl (free pattern on Ravelry).

Long before I started knitting, I saw this cowl and thought I’d love to make it if I could knit.

Well, it popped back into my head recently and I decided to cast on.

I’ve had 4 hanks of Berroco Flicker in my stash, making this in color 3341 which is a rosy orange color.

For this project, I had to learn how to cast on at the beginning of a row (video link in the pattern notes).

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This yarn is so soft and the project can fit into a zip lock sandwich bag and thrown in my bag…super convenient.

Joining Small Things for Yarn Along.

Have a great week!

 

 

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