Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Yarn Along

I've been knitting a green dishcloth this week.  It seems to come out much better with smaller, bamboo needles.  I think I must knit very loosely.  As you can see, I haven't made a whole lot of progress knitting this week, probably because I have been reading this book.  The Blue Fairy Book, edited by Andrew Lang, is a collection of classic versions of fairy tales from all over the world.  These are non-Disney-fied versions were the evil characters (and occasionally the good characters) sometimes come to very sticky ends.  I'm thoroughly enjoying it, and I may have to explore some of the other books in this series.

Be sure to head over to small things for more knitting and reading.


  1. We just started the Blue Book yesterday and know just what you mean about sticky ends. I am thinking about looking at Amblesides suggestions for sensitive readers.
    What pattern are you using for your dishcloth? I like the strong color you chose, my dd10 likes it because its green:)

    Alicia in New Zealand

  2. I've been meaning to read Lang's Fairy Books for a while now. It's interesting after hearing the "disney" versions for so long to see the older versions. I like the grim-Grimm tales that way too, at least sometimes.

  3. Nothing wrong with a good ol' dishcloth. :-)