I finally got past the 1×1 ribbing for my first Tridactyl Mitt during a good stretch of knitting over the weekend. And once I did, it turned into a really engaging knit; the wave pattern is just enough thinking for me right now. My mom brought me the wool from Iceland, and I’m glad to have found the perfect use for it. I think over time the mitts will felt themselves a bit with the rubbing against bike handles, adding to their warmth, hopefully.
I’m still reading Never Let Me Go, and nearing the final scenes of Far From the Madding Crowd (as usual, it was in the bedroom with a napping baby so I didn’t include it in the photo). Our neighbours happen to be watching the new movie version of Far From the Madding Crowd this week, maybe I’ll get out to join them and see how it compares to the book! We watched the old Julie Christie version when we were up in Smithers, and I can now attest to its high degree of accuracy in regards to plot and dialogue. I don’t remember the new one being so faithful, but then I watched it a while before starting the book. (I also just realized that both of the books I am reading right now have been made into movies starring Carey Mulligan. There’s no other significance to this, just taking note!) More Yarn Along projects and reads over at Ginny’s blog!