Joining today with Ginny for Yarn Along.
Well, it is finished enough that I can show a photo. The ends aren't sewn in and I have to find a space to do the blocking, but I love it!
And look at this gorgeous new yarn - Yarn Love's Audrey Hepburn. I know, I know, I am not purchasing new yarn! But this is from my monthly subscription - it is the only yarn I purchase and I love the surprise of it all. I have never had a disappointment.
I love the spring feel of the colourway and how excited was I when I saw the name of the yarn. My love of Audrey Hepburn has already been documented and to receive some yarn named after the lovely Audrey - divine!
I am unsure what I will make with this, but I am enjoying just admiring it at the moment.
And Audrey was a knitter too! Here she is during a break in filming.
And she reads fairy tales - I love Audrey!
For reading, I loved this book, absolutely loved it from beginning to end.
I think I have already mentioned that The Dressmaker by Rosalie Ham has been made into a movie locally and I cannot wait to see our area up on the big screen. So I figured I should read the book first. Oh my, so worth it! It is simply fabulous. 1950s small-town at its best. The characterisation is fabulous - the policeman, the pharmacist, hilarious. And the play that the townsfolk put on - I cannot wait to see that in the movie. I have it all pictured in my head and am so looking forward to how it appears in the movie. I think Kate Winslet is just perfect for Tilly.
From the blurb:
The Dressmaker is an Australian Gothic novel of love, hate and haute couture. Sometime in the 1950s, Tilly Dunnage, a Parisian couturier, returns to her hometown of Dungatar having been expelled as a ten year old. Her intention is to visit her mad mother Molly and then leave. Instead she stays, colliding with her past and exacting revenge upon the people who pilloried her.
I will be looking for Rosalie Ham's other books from the library.
My non-fiction read at the moment is Living The Good Life by Linda Cockburn. This is an Australian book about a family who decided to live money-free for six months, living on only what they could produce on their large suburban block. They also bartered some of their homeproduced goods.
The book was published in 2007, so some of the statistical data presented would need to be researched further if you wanted more up to date information. I read it when it was first published and I think this is my third reading. It is simply wonderful as it is just a book about a family doing what they can to reduce their environmental impact, and it is inspiring. There is NO WAY that I could ever convince hubby to do something like that, but I am hoping to show him with my gardening efforts this year (fingers crossed!) that it is possible to drastically reduce our dependence on the supermarket. Once that hurdle is crossed, then just need to convince him that solar power, rainwater tanks and a composting toilet are great ideas as well!