yarn along - a wizard of earthsea

Here I am, warm and bundled on my way to the voting booth yesterday:

(It is actually Tuesday when I'm writing this...funny to think that when this post fires off, the results will be in!)

I had a slightly emotional moment at the polls, when I realized that my vote really mattered. I mean, if you're not in a swing state, it's hard to get too worked up over the presidential vote. But in Massachusetts, we had some powerful issues on the ballot...a tight Senate race, euthanasia, medical marijuana...

But there are other important things to talk about too...books, yarn...and maybe even some wool roving...

I'm loving my completed hoodie. It really gives me tunnel vision (perfect for an election!), so I probably won't use it on a daily basis. But I love that it keeps my face covered for the really brutal days. And the hood can be popped back to wear just a big, chunky scarf. Love. But I'm so excited to work on some new projects!

Since I last posted, I managed to finish Rowling's book and another by John Green, The Fault in our Stars. Seriously wonderful. I cried many times. And finished it quickly.

So I'm already on to other things...

I felted that little gnome up during my rainy day off last week, and I love him so much, I've already started another! You can find the tutorial here.

A Wizard of Earthsea is a book I feel I must have read when I was younger, but the first couple of chapters are still totally foreign to me. It's reminiscent of Tolkien...magical, but serious...and the literary landscape is really beautiful. I'm looking forward to getting more deeply immersed in it. Plus, there are three more in the series. Have you read them?

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  1. I have read the Earthsea series... they're pretty magical little books

  2. That last picture is so great - your little gnome is per. fect. So is your hood for that matter - so neat to see it in action! I am definitely going to read A Wizard of Earthsea and will read the Fault in Our Stars when I'm in the right mood...both sound really good! xo

  3. I read them long ago... maybe I should bring them out again. Love the wizard.

  4. oh my goodness you are adorable. i love your scarf hoodie, the colors are so good on you. your gnome is really cute too, makes me want to felt (even though i am not very good!) i am really glad this election is over!

    1. I found there was a rapid learning curve with felting. I still have a ways to go, but it didn't take long to become much better than I was at the beginning!

  5. You look great! I love the hoody ;)
    Hope the turnout came out as you expected.
    Stay nice and toasty!
    It's getting so chilly here fast too!

  6. my hubby just read the first book and is now on the second! what a coincidence! we were surprised to find the series in the teen adventure section at barnes and noble! ha!


    1. Too funny! Glad to hear it turned out good enough to stick with the series. =)

  7. everything about this made my heart happy. i seriously got choked up at the polls too! and a bit ticked off because i totally forgot i could have voted in florida, the swing state to end all swing states. oh welllllll! and omg. your hoodie. i love it.

    1. Yup. I said "slightly emotional", but what I meant was...I had to try really hard not to cry.


Thanks for making me smile. =)