I've been excited to post with the Yarn Along this week for two reasons.
1) Amazing book.
2) Lookie, lookie! I totally did cables!
I was at knitting class yesterday and everyone was done (or almost done) the knitting for their cable purses and I was working away (clearly at the beginning of the project.) After the 1 1/2 hours of class, I had completed about six or seven rows and one lady piped up
"Good job, Rebecca! By the time our next class (in two weeks) meets you might have enough for a coin purse!"
I am ridiculously slow, I know. But you know what? I DID CABLES. (So there.)
The book Song of Survival: Women Interned is just so, so good. Tragic, heart-wrenching but amazing. The story of three Dutch sisters and their parents interned in a Japanese internment camp during World War II along with the many other women and children in captivity. My Dutch grandparents have, over the years, told many stories from their lives during World War II so reading this book felt very personal for me.
Unlike my usual 'reading in the evenings', I carried the book around with me and read it every free moment I had (and even moments I didn't have). Things were neglected, I admit.
The movie Paradise Road is based upon this book and while I don't expect it to be as good (movies almost never are), I requested it through the library and it came in time to be picked up at knitting class. I think an impromptu Mama movie night is in session for tonight.
I guess I should get as much laundry done as possible so I can fold clothes while I watch.
Heaven forbid I just SIT and WATCH a movie, doing nothing else! ;-)
And because they are so beautiful: