Monday, April 16, 2007

Another Update

Hi ladies,
I finished the book last week. What can I say? I loved it.
It was my first time reading and learning the entire Arthurian legend. I had heard bits and pieces of it, and new the "big" parts..but nothing in depth like the book explained.
This was my first time reading Mists of Avalon, and I thought I got a great deal out of it..but the questions and thoughts posted by all of you have really deepened my reading. I realize that I just scratched the surface with this story.
I will read it again someday..and I am now interested in reading the other books in the series.

Also, I started another may recall I made the socks in the Camelot colorway..but I wanted to something a bit more accurate for this KAL.
So I started this adorable little tunic:

It's not purple, it is actually a beautiful dark blue...I picked it because it made me think of the clothes the priestesses wore.
Here is what I hope is a better detail to the top, there is a cool twisted stitch that travels up the body, and the right side is in reverse stockinette..there are also cables running up the side of the chest.

It is a really fun knit, and very fast. I am hoping I will have it done in time for our KAL deadline!

I got the pattern at:

Wish me luck in finishing! And happy knitting and reading!


brooke said...

OMG! That is so pretty! Thank you for the link- I just might have to make myself one now :) I'm so happy you had a great experience reading the book and I'm also glad that the conversations on the blog deepened your experience- I know it did for me! This was my second reading of the book and I definitely got a little bit more out of it this time. I can't wait to see your finished project- what yarn are you using for it?

Em said...

Gorgeous! Just gorgeous. I love that periwinkle color. Good luck finishing!
It has been more fun reading together, hasn't it? And it's such a rich, meaty book there's been a lot to discuss.
Thanks for blogging along!

Jo said...

The whole Arthurian legend is like a game of whispering down the lane, so it may or may not bear any resemblance to anything that actually happened.

But if you weren't familiar with it before you read MoA, you should understand that Marian took the basic facts and put a heavy spin on it. If you read other versions of the legend, it will seem quite different.

It's a wonderful book, though.

Lana said...

very pretty...the design is lovely too.

MaryBeth said...

That is gonna be beautiful!