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Wednesday, 3 January 2018

The first Yarn Along of 2018

Yarn along is back for 2018!



My first book and project of 2018. I picked up All the light we cannot see by Anthony Doerr (along with a couple of other books) at the library just before Christmas and I finally got around to starting it at the weekend. Set during World War II, the story is told from the point of view of Marie-Laure, a blind French girl and Werner, a German orphan destined to work in the mines but thrown into the notice of Hitler youth and eventually the army. I'm only about a third of the way through but I'm enjoying it so far. 
On my needles is a pair of Maize fingerless mitts, a request made by a friend of my sister. It's a super quick pattern, knit in worsted weight yarn. The pattern is part of Tin Can Knits Simple Collection and  includes sizes from toddler to adult L in both full mittens and fingerless mitts.

11 comments:

  1. Great pattern for your fingerless gloves! I have heard so much about this book and need to pick it up at the library. Thanks for the reminder.

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  2. Love that book. It's really good. Anthony Doerr writes so well!

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  3. I am going to knit a pair of those mitts soon!

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  4. Fingerless mitts are always a fun project. Looking good. :)

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  5. I'm knitting the Tin can Knits Polygon blanket - I love so many of their patterns. I have the book too, bought centuries ago, but still not read... one day! Fabulous gloves.

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  6. I made some fingerless gloves last month and they are really coming in handy since it has turned so cold. I thought about reading that book but thought is would be too sad. I look forward to your opinion of it.

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    1. It is not as sad as you think it will be. In a way it has an uplifting note. It highlights that against the odds people can be good to each other. Highly recommend reading it!

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  7. Oh I will definitely be checking out that book. That time period is a favorite of mine. And I love your mitts-anything from Tin Can Knits is gorgeous.

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  8. I do like the Maize owtrern: I have knitted it several times! Your yarn choice looks like it's going to make beautiful mittens.

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  9. I loved that book so much! The gloves look snuggly warm- I could use them today, it's been so cold.

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