Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Yarning Along in Ocracoke, NC

Yarning along with Small Things... from Ocracoke Island, North Carolina.

Below you can see my lacy Strangling Vine Scarf blowing in the wind with Pamlico Sound in the background.

I'm using yarn from Kismet Fiber Works.

I'm also done with one sock, which you can see flying tin the wind below.

Made from Manos del Uruguay yarn in Allegria.

I'm reading a new-to-me author, Diane Johnson. I first picked up her Flyover Lives memoir at the library. I like the way she writes, and found that she has been a finalist for the National Book Award and the Pulitzer, so I checked out a couple more of her novels fom the library to bring with me here to Ocracoke. I just finished Lulu in Marrakech, a novel about Lulu, a CIA agent in Morrocco. She writes carefully and elegantly about Lulu and people of several different nationalities who are living in Morocco. As I know from Flyover Lives, the author has lived much of her life overseas, and has interesting commentary on the lives of Moroccan, French, and English women; however,   I am pretty sure this isn't her best work. The love story is lame. She left a lot of  loose ends and unanswered questions about her characters. Yet, I still liked it...and now I'm onto Le Mariage, a book from a trilogy that she is best known for.

And I'm also beginning  The Violent Bear It Away  from Flannery O'Connor.

When in Ocracoke, I read often at The Ocracoke Coffee Company, see below:

Or, on the back porch...

..where it is a bit windy today.


mamasmercantile said...

Beautiful place to knit and read, delightful views.

fjord girl said...

Beautiful seaside images- your knits are so lovely.

karen said...

I'm jealous of your views, knits and reads!! Now another author to add to my discovery list.

Kelli said...

Oh my, how I long to be at the beach knitting!
Lovely projects!

Debbie said...

That view! You are very lucky :)

Aunt Cindy said...

What a delightful oasis ~ glad you are taking full advantage! That chair looks ideal to while away some great relaxing time. Enjoy those marvelous views and that fresh air!

Richard Evans said...

Looks beautiful! Wish we could drop in for a some coffee and a walk!