Wednesday, July 10, 2013

{yarn along} Gone Girl

 
Remember how Dark Places by Gillian Flynn absolutely blew me away? Compared to that one, Sharp Objects was a disappointment, and I almost didn't pick up Gone Girl... I'm so glad I did!

Nick and Amy Dunne are living in a rented house in a almost empty development.  Both have lost their jobs to the recession. They've burned through Amy's trust fund, money from the Amazing Amy books her parents based on her childhood.  And on the day of their fifth anniversary, Nick comes home to find the front door open and signs of a struggle in the living room.

Amy is gone. And the husband is always the first suspect...

This is one of those books that I can't say too much about without spoiling the fun.  It's a psychological thriller that will keep you turning the pages to see what happens next. Is the story plausible? That's one of the complaints I keep seeing lately in reviews of the books I've loved. No, these things couldn't happen. But no one says they did. They're fiction, intended to be an entertaining read and not a depiction of real life.


The new shawl is 198 Yards of Heaven, a free Ravelry download by Christy Verity.

For a free download, this pattern is impressive, with written and charted instructions and stitch counts listed for every repeat. I've paid for patterns that were less complete. There are purl stitches on the right side of the shawl, which I fussed about for the first few rows, especially on the wrong side when I had to keep track of where they were to knit them. But they're stacked one on top of the other, which makes it incredibly easy to find and correct mistakes at 2am.  

I'm really hoping that my two skeins of Wool of the Andes will be enough -- it's gonna be close!

Silly disclosure -- the book came from the library.  For more pretty knitting projects to drool over, check out On the Needles at Patchwork Times and Work in Progress Wednesdays at Tami's Amis.

11 comments:

cityquilter grace said...

it WAS a good book. if you like that you will like "the end of everything" and "defending jacob"...both same genre...

Gill said...

I'm reading Gone Girl at the moment and Amy has just disappeared!!!

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

LOVED Gone Girl... couldn't put it down! Another winner from Flynn.

Leslie said...

Reading your comments, I'm hooked. Flynn is added to my booklist.

Chrisknits said...

I keep thinking about that pattern, but don't prefer small triangles for shawls. But I love every version I've seen. Will have to watch your progress.

Barbara Sindlinger said...

One of the few books I've read that I hated both the main characters. It did keep me interested with all it's twists. And I can't see how it could have ended any differently.

Mistea said...

Exactly nothing wrong with good page turning fiction.
Gorgeous scarf. Lovely colour.
Enjoy

Jo said...

I read that book..it was a love hate relationship for me. I couldn't put the book down but I have never not liked the characters so much in a book before.

Cathie J said...

Pretty shawl. I love the pattern and color.

Judy S. said...

DD2 loved that book, and it's waiting on my Kindle... Looks like a very pretty scarf on it's way!

Paula, the quilter said...

THanks for the link to the shawlette pattern. Love your's.

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