Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Yarn Along for April 10, 2013


~ 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! ~
This past week I finished Julie of the Wolves.  I really liked this one, too.  When I started it, I wasn't sure, but I've read so many of her books and liked them, and it must be good to get the award...so on I read and then I couldn't stop.  Usually a happliy-ever-after person, I'm not sure about the ending...but then...who is ever sure???  I found a few other good-looking books by this author on her website.  If you've got kids to read to, or who like to read, stock up on some Jean Craighead George books.  Haven't had a bad one yet!!


When I returned the last book to my Library, I took my list and this was one of the three I brought home.  Thimble Summer by Elizabeth Enright - winner in 1939.  Just starting it the past day or two and too busy to make a good effort yet.  I need a half hour or so of quiet time to get going.  When I pulled up a picture of this on the internet, I also got a picture of one of her other books, Gone Away Lake, that I read to a couple of my kids and reallly liked!  I'm good with this one.  :o)


I got a new Mother Earth News, which reminded me that I never finished the last one.  Sometimes I throw them in my many bags and drag them around, with the rest of my nest stuff to work and games and in the car and then I don't ever finish the whole thing.  So I'm finishing the last one first...at least that is the plan.  I also read a short book on my Kindle - Winter Chill by Susette Williams.  And I have The Get Yourself Organized Project by Kathi Lipp on there now from the Library.  Don't tell anyone about this, ok??  I've been part of The Fly Lady for a while....read the website...followed the rules...read the book...lent the book to someone I can't remember who that still has it and probably will forever...gotten on several other cleaning/sorting/pitching kicks, but run out of steam.  It's never too late to learn, right??   I am really enjoying this so far and I think I can have a better spring by following some of it...even for a little while... I have a couple of other books on my nightstand, but I'm not so good at multi-tasking my reading, so I'm not really into another grown-up book yet.
On the knitting front, I've been carying the Terribly Simple around with me and had a chance to work quite a few rows last night at the baseball game.  Snuggled down in the bag chair, watching and knitting...it is such fine yarn, it doesn't grow very fast, but the knitting is good for the soul.  Might have to knit some chunky next week, just for the reward of big yarn knitting... do you like to knit fast and chunky sometimes???  Maybe I'll pull out the Christmas Stocking project...or the green Juliette Vest ....
Guess I better link on over to Ginny and the other Yarn Alongers before I'm the last one!!

4 comments:

Heather L. said...

I've not read Thimble Summer myself but have checked it out for my daughter. I should read it!

Sue said...

I just finished "The Children's Hour) by Marcia Willett. Loved it!

=)

Mary @ Neat and Tidy said...

No batteries for my camera right now, but I'm still working on my shawl. I have a new grandson arriving in two weeks, so I'm working on a teeny baby hat in a wool/mohair blend - really nice yarn. I just pinned a pattern for a knit T-shirt that I'd love to try.

Your blog gives me a lot of inspiration to knit!

October Rose said...

I read Julie of the Wolves looong ago ... I enjoyed the book but I hated the ending! Oh well. :)

Love the knitting!