Plugging away on the Fabled Cardigan. It’s one of those patterns I don’t mind knitting because it’s easy and relaxing with the excitement of a cable every few rows. I’m enjoying the last few weeks before I start school (I’m a reading teacher). Easy and relaxing suits me just fine. I’m on row 43 of 70 for the cabled bit of the sweater. I’d said, “oh, I can do ten rows a day and finish it in a week.” Yeah, not so much when you’ve got two kids and homework and classes and house guests. But I’ve got time til it’s really, truly sweater weather.
Have you been watching The White Queen on Starz? I got into it a bit late but am all caught up. I’d read the books the series is based on a few years ago, but now I’m reading The Lady of the Rivers by Philippa Gregory about Jaquetta Woodville. It was slow to get into but I’m enjoying it quite a bit now. I still need to read The Kingmaker’s Daughter to complete the collection. Maybe next? If this is my hardest decision right now, I’ll gladly take it.
I actually stumbled across a series of documentaries Philippa Gregory did about the York Queens and it’s really very good. It might be a surprise to people who think that it’s just romance disguised as history. I mean, it is, but there’s a lot more research and thought than you might imagine.
The Real White Queen and Her Rivals, Part 1
The Real White Queen and Her Rivals, Part 2
As always, you can get more knitting and reading inspiration at Ginny’s blog.