Back in early December I recorded the tv adaptation of Jane Austen's Mansfield Park on our magic box and this afternoon I curled up with my knitting to watch Billie Piper's interpretation of Fannie Price. Now I have to admit to having not yet read this particular book so my views are very much of it as a stand alone piece of TV drama, rather than a version of the original story.
After a morning and early afternoon viewing houses and shopping for a few bits and pieces in town it was lovely to be able to curl up later this afternoon and have some me time.
I quite liked it, and found it the ideal accompaniment to my latest sock knitting efforts. Reading a few reviews online it seems that not everyone agrees with me – but then again if we all though the same about everything then life would be quite dull. One thing that I picked up in a few comments was the distraction of Billie Piper's hair. I'm pretty sure that in those days women would have and their hair tied up and neat, yet Billie's was much more like a loose mane most of the time. Quite strange.
On the knitting front I've made a start on one of my new year's resolutions – to knit and sew with the many many things and kits that I have at home before buying or starting anything new. I have written before about my first sock knitting efforts and now I'm trying to complete the second one in the pair. Things are going much better this time and I certainly think I've got the hand of knitting in the round. I'm not so keen on the yarn that I'm using here as the colours are just a bit too bright, but if I can perfect my technique then maybe I'll treat myself later in the year to some yarn that I do like so that I can make a proper pair and possibly relegate these to bed socks!