Not much colour in my contribution to this month’s Yarn Along! On my needles are what feels like acres and acres of stockinette in grey which will hopefully, should the stars align correctly, may, one day, become my first knitted jumper.
Although it is not especially exciting to look at I really enjoy just knitting round and round without much thought. I love to knit in the evenings to keep my hands busy while I watch television and while I do like more of a challenge occasionally, the repetition of just knitting every stitch without any counting or thought is relaxing to the point of meditative. The yarn is Cascade Ecological in Antique, a bulky 100% wool.
I am finding the book very difficult to put down. I don’t read a lot of non-fiction as I prefer my journey in to books to be one of escapism from the real world but Hallie Rubenhold manages to spin meticulously researched facts into a spellbinding narrative and I’m hooked. It is also an important tale to be told. The man who committed a horrific crime spree over 100 years ago gained infamy and notoriety while these women were consigned to being “just prostitutes” in the annals of history. Of course they were nothing of the sort. They were human beings, complex people with real and detailed lives and their stories should not be forgotten nor simplified. I would definitely recommend the book as well worth a read.
Linking up with Ginny and the other Yarn Alongers sharing what they are reading and working on