Yarn Along: Can’t Go Wrong with JK and MJ

I’m joining in for another week of the Yarn Along with detective fiction by J.K. Rowling (a.k.a. Robert Galbraith) and a stranded hat by Mary Jane Mucklestone.


The Cuckoo’s Calling is the first of J.K. Rowling’s Cormoran Strike novels, the series she writes under the Robert Galbraith pseudonym. I was in the mood for something especially readable and engaging, and since this had been on my list for awhile, I thought I’d give it a try.  It’s definitely fitting the bill. There are tons of reviews online if you haven’t read it and are interested, so I’ll just say that at a hundred pages in, I’ve already got a soft spot in my heart for Cormoran Strike and his trusty assistant, Robin Ellacott.

The hat is Mary Jane Mucklestone’s Weston Beanie. It’s like a drug, absolutely hypnotic knitting. What else can I say?

Be sure to stop by Ginny Sheller’s Small Things blog for links to what lots of other people are knitting and reading this week.


    • melinda

      You can, but you don’t have to. The idea is just that it turns out that a LOT of knitters are also avid readers, and for some reason (personally, I suspect mirror neurons), we love seeing pictures of both books and knitting and especially books and knitting together. Hence, the Yarn Along!

  1. thehookstook

    Funny, since I started knitting and crocheting, I don’t read much! I used to be an avid reader of fiction. It doesn’t help that for the past 3 or 4 years, my journeys to work have been on buses – reading on buses is a big no-no for me as I get travel sick. So lots of time wasted! Might give The Cuckoo’s Calling a go next time I do wanna read a novel.. 🙂

    • melinda

      I know what you mean! It’s always hard a choice. I tend to read before bed and for a break in the afternoon, and I knit pretty much all the time my hands aren’t busy doing something else, even when I’m reading sometimes. I know a lot of knitters who listen to audiobooks and knit while they’re listening, so that might be an option. Thank you so much for commenting! 🙂

    • melinda

      Thank you, Andrea!! I set it aside for Christmas knitting. I should finish that up today, and then I’ll get back to the hat. Thank you for the holiday cheer! Hope you have a wonderful next couple of weeks as well!

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