Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Yarn Along March 27 2013....

Yarn Along with Ginny... at Small Things
"~ Two of my favorite things are knitting and reading, and the evidence of this often shows up in my photographs. I love seeing what other people are knitting and reading as well. So, what are you knitting or crocheting right now? What are you reading? Take a photo and share it either on your blog or on Flickr. Leave a link below to share your photo with the rest of us! ~"

I've been trying to keep with my reading challenge.  I haven't checked in with my partner in crime lately, but this is my current Newbery read.  It is the 1959 award winner and I know I've read it before, but not for a long, long, time, so I'm going for it.  Not into this one too deep, but liking it so far.  Historical, orphan girl goes to live with relatives - HUGE culture shock.  Anyone else read this one?

This is the one that I just finished.  It was the 1964 award winner.  It was a cute read.  Written in the lingo of a teenager in the 60s in the city.  I'm thinking my friend will get a kick out of reading this, too. Good, wholesome kid book.

This is what is loaded onto my birthday gift.  Did I mention that I got a kindle for my birthday??  Well, I decided if I was going to spend a lot of time traveling to and from college football games this year, I'd better have something to keep me occupied when it's too dark to read.  I've borrowed this from the library system onto my kindle.  Part of my hesitation of e-reader was that I borrow from the library a lot.  I've found that it is really easy, and although the selection is small but growing, I've got a whole list on the wish list that I can load on.  I read two of my Newbery books on my kindle, but not many remain, so I'm on the system website, seeing where I can borrow them from to pick up at my local library.  This is handy for me.  In my school years, our system did a program called Books By Mail where you ordered books and they sent them to you along with the return sticker and postage.  It may have been geared to older folks, but for country girls on limited funds and limited trips to the town library, this was a great way to keep us in books.
ANYWHO...this is a book that I've been seeing several people posting they are reading, so I thought I'd give it a shot.  Not too far into this one either.  I have a confession.  I have never been a multiple book reader.  I read one, then another, rarely ever do I have more going at the same time.  So, if it's darker I'll grab this on my kindle.  If it's bright, I have been picking up The Witch book.  As I get into them, I'm sure one will pull me stronger than the other for those toss up times.  Maybe it's just a weird hang up I have.  Used to know someone who would stop reading a book she liked just so it wouldn't end.  Not a problem with me.  I'll stay up into the wee hours to finish...

Now for the knitting.

alright. so it was a little upside down... maybe you don't notice.  all better now.. But this is Twist and Twine yarn that I have used in a different color before, and now this will become a Terribly Simple shawl... I'm all for it...might throw around the knits and purls a bit, but for now, simple is good. This is supposed to be a mocha or latte or something brownish color...the other had red/orange and it's really a great look all knitted up.  I ordered these last year as winter seemed to drag on forever...  Sometimes I just need to feel the yarn running through the fingers and not think about a pattern or instructions... how about you?  Are there times when mindless knitting calms you down and mellows you out???

Now you've read mine, hop on over to Ginny's Yarn Along this week and see what anyone else is reading and yarning ...


Sue said...

I just finished a book called "The Scent of Water." It was slow-moving and lyrical, a calm and lovely read.


Karen Sue said...

Thanks Sue, for commenting! I have a list going of the books I need to check into. yours will be added :o)

Mary @ Neat and Tidy said...

My shawl is coming along fine, and I love working on it! Had a tiny granddaughter here the other night, and she pulled on the needle. When I can get my mind wrapped around it, I'll fix that up and get back to knitting.

I'll be looking forward to seeing yours finished.