Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Yarn Along: More of the Same

I tore through Far from the Madding Crowd and then couldn't bear to wait a few more weeks to borrow the movie from our library, so we rented it on iTunes.  While there was some flattening of the story, I've been mulling the changes over and they were absolutely necessary to tell the tale in 2 hours in that medium.  In some cases, the cuts even added a sense of suspense to the story which otherwise would have been lost.  Of course I would have preferred a thorough miniseries--who wouldn't? But this was the perfect tonic when I regretted finishing the book so quickly.  I highly recommend both, especially for the descriptions of sheep farming and frequent biblical allusions.  Oh, and the love story.
I've also finished this first sock and gotten started on the cuff of its neighbor. Peter has commandeered these after all. They are the tiniest bit too loose on me and a little snug on him, though he denies it. 
After way too much agonizing, I've decided I'd happily knit this addictive yarn forever, so I'm planning to order more of it to make myself a pair.  I'll do contrasting ribbing out of some light blue tweedy leftovers so we can tell the finished socks apart more easily. If I'm really feeling crazy I might even be able to eek out a pair or two of tube socks from all of the leftovers.  We will be the crazy family with matching socks and it will be so great!

12 comments:

karen said...

love the colorway of your sock yarn and sounds like they found the feet they will warm up!

Kirstin said...

I love the socks . What kind of yarn are you using?

Simply Playing said...

Fantastic colorway - what yarn is it? I love the idea of matching family socks - very fun!

Donna said...

What great yarn. I love those colors!

Suzy Mae said...

Fantastic yarn! They would make perfect Christmas stocking socks!

Rosie L said...

Far from the Madding Crowd is one of my favorites! and your socks are lovely.

willfulmina said...

He wore the one sock around this morning until I reminded him to take it off. Suffice it to say they will be well-loved!

willfulmina said...

This is the Arne & Carlos Regia line in the Fall Night colorway.

willfulmina said...

This is Arne and Carlos Regia in 3655 or Fall Night.

CathieJ said...

I love that yarn. Enjoy your knitting.

Lucy Bowen said...

I too love the yarn, they will be a splendid pair of socks.

Caffeine Girl said...

That is really great self-striping yarn. What is it?
I'll have to give Far another try. I seem to recall the that first chapter or two are a bit off-putting.