Yarnalong: Rocquaine and Dragonfly in Amber

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Pattern: Rocquaine, by Christina Danaee, out of Rose Lane Farm’s DK Rambouillet yarn

Knitting: My Rose Lane Rocquaine is coming along, slowly but surely.  I spent most of my knitting time this weekend finishing up my languishing Asagi sweater, but I blocked it last night (hopefully, I’ll figure out a way to get some pictures of that soon!) and picked up Rocquaine.  I’ve just reached the point in the pattern where the Guernsey patterning begins, and I’m so excited.  You can’t see much yet (my sweater being srunched up on a small circular needle doesn’t help!), but I love the stitch definition in this yarn. I can’t wait to see how the pattern emerges.  My sweater might have to stowaway in my work bag today and sneak out for a few rows in the office …

Reading: Dragonfly in Amber by Diana Gabaldon, the second book in the Outlander series.  I feel like my Yarnalong posts are becoming a parade of books that are pretty old news.  Years of grad school sort of sapped my energy for reading for pleasure!  But lately, my reading mojo has been back (thank goodness!).  The same friend who recommended the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society suggested I check out the Outlander series. I read the first book in bits and pieces, but really enjoyed it.  I’ve just barely begun the second book (for those of you who have read it, I’m completely flummoxed by what is going on!  Must read on quickly for answers!), but for now I’m enjoying a lovely escape into a world of historical fiction and time travelling just before bed.

And if the background of today’s picture looks familiar to you, it’s the rug I talked about in Friday Favorites!

To see what people are knitting and reading around the world, head over to the original Yarnalong post.

And one quick last note: for those who usually stop by for Thursday Sockalong, I won’t be posting tomorrow (mostly because I have no sock progress to share!)  I’ll be back on Friday with some more favorites!

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