Young boy knitting in "Independent People"

purlyman's picture

Matt is reading "Independent People" by Icelandic Nobel Laureate Halldor Laxness - something that interested him as we were driving around Iceland a few weeks ago. He just mentioned that one of the characters, a little boy, is sitting with his grandmother, talking and knitting. I googled it and sure enough, it's listed here and here. Learn something new everyday!! I learned something today... what "they" say about matching dye lot numbers, well it's so true!! I discovered it big time today for real. I brought a skein of Paton's Classic Wool "Chestnut Brown" home today to finish up a project and lo and behold - it sure as all get out doesn't match the 5 skeins I bought four or five years ago!! Dammit!

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ronhuber's picture

Went to the library today

Went to the library today and borrowed the book. The first couple of chapters have really gripped me.

purlyman's picture

Wow... that's great to

Wow... that's great to hear!! I hope you enjoy it - I've only heard the little bit that Matt has told me.

albert's picture

Allow me to commiserate re

Allow me to commiserate re your dylot disaster- I just spent three days knitting three inches of 1x1 twisted ribbing with sport weight yarn on size three needles, only to suddenly realize that I had been knitting a mobius. ***SIGH***. This has never happend to me before (yeah, I know, all guys say that).