On the weekend I sat down to learn cables and once again, it really was not a hard as I thought!
I *think* the pattern had a typo, but I figured it out. It said C6 but I think it should have read C3!
About ten years ago, my mum's friend knit her an entire afghan for a house warming gift, made up of squares of different cable patterns. It was stunning! I love the thought of a whole new pack of challenging knitting patterns awaiting me... perhaps an afghan is in my future -or at least a scarf!
Which brings me to this series. I started with book 2, 3 and then 4 and just last night finished book 1. I think that had to do simply with availability at the library but now I am sad they are all done. I know there is a 5th coming out in May though. They are loosley centered around a knitting shop as well as along a nice street but they are written as though you are spending time with your best friends and I miss them already. I know that sounds sappy. There was a time when I would only read "challenging intellectual literature" but nowadays my main criteria is an easy, comforting read with characters I can imagine being my friends. I tend to call these kinds of books "airport books" since you imagine grabbing them as a distraction for a long flight. I, however , grab them now as a welcome distraction from the sometimes long trials of life. It gives me no end of pleasure to spend a Sunday afternoon ignoring the cleaning and reading good story, cup of tea in hand. So I am sorry teenaged Tania, I am no longer slogging through Albert Camus or Henry Miller but drifting happily into stories about nice people doing trying to do nice things, while navigating their own sometimes challenging lives. It's called escapism and I'm sold.