Yarn Along {The Moonstone}

Following Ginny this morning and all her bookworms on a YARN ALONG to talk about books and knitting, two of our favorite subjects……..

I must be in the mood for detective stories for I find myself finishing up one (I Am Half-Sick of Shadows) and starting another, The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins. The story first appeared in 1868 as a thirty-two part serial, beginning on January 1 and ending August 8, in Dickens’s weekly magazine All the Year Round. Wilkie Collins and Charles Dickens were friends. He is considered to be, alongside Edgar Allan Poe as the inventor of the modern detective story. I read The Woman in White a few years ago and enjoyed it so I am looking forward to burying myself in this book.

Meanwhile, little flowers (“peerie floors”) are growing from my needles as I continue to strand. This is a happy hat and makes me smile as I watch the little flowers dance around the circumference.

So…….. have you read any good books lately?

7 Comments on “Yarn Along {The Moonstone}

  1. Your hat makes me smile too, it’s very lovely Rebecca.
    Your book sounds interesting and I’m not sure, but I think there is a copy of it on one of my shelves, now I must check.
    Have a happy Yarn Along.

  2. Oh, those flowers are beautiful! and I actually have “The Moonstone” on my TBR shelf – hopefully I’ll get to it this year. (My TBR shelf is full to overflowing . . .)

  3. Oh how gorgeous, makes me want to wear a happy hat with pretty flowers and dance around. I have been feeling down but your happy hat made me smile.

  4. Wonderful knitting, absolutely fantastic!! One of my knitting goals for 2012 is to knit more colourwork. Your hat just gave me a huge motivation-blast =)

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