It has been a long time since I joined the Yarn Along but I intend to blog a lot more this year than I did last and having a monthly prompt and link up to join seems like a great way to make that happen!
On my needles today is my first sock of 2019 which is also my first colourwork sock ever. It’s a pattern called Rainbow Zig Zag by Winwick Mum and is from her lovely book More Super Socks which I bought and had signed by Christine Perry at Yarndale last year. I am very excited to watch the ball of self striping yarn reveal itself as the sock progresses. It was dyed by Fab Funky Fibres and is called The Big One, a massive rainbow containing 28 colours, I can’t wait to see them all.
The book is a part of my efforts to read every book featuring in Tournament of Books 2019. It is well worth clicking the link to check out the tournament but to simply describe it is an event, run in March each year, giving an opportunity for book fans to have big discussion about books, sounds ideal! It has been on the periphery of my vision for a few years now but this is the first year I have committed to wanting to join in. There are 18 books on the shortlist and I have already finished 8 with another one on my audible current listen, one on my kindle and this one, The Overstory, my current physical book. I’m really hopeful I’m on track to follow and contribute to the discussion when the tournament begins.
As for the Overstory, I am loving the writing and the way that there are multiple stories all held together by a love of trees. I try not read reviews before I read a book but I did see something about the structure of this novel being unconventional and I’m looking forward to see how that works as I get further through.
Linking up with Ginny and the other Yarn Alongers sharing what they are reading and working on.