Wednesday, July 3, 2013

yarn along and new book!


Well, after so many weeks (months?) of not knitting this beautiful shawl, I realized that I had no clue where in the pattern I was.  Also, I couldn't find the pattern.  So, I ripped it out and searched for a new shawl pattern, only to realize that I found the one I had previously been working on.  So!  I am at the very beginning of this very long project.  But hopefully it will be done by Christmas!

As for my reading, after my post yesterday about all the books that I seem to read over and over again, I decided I should pick up something new.  When I got Unrivaled I assumed it would be a historical romance based on the cover (yes, I always judge a book by its cover), and it is, sort of.  There are obviously two characters that should be together in the end, but it is about their rivalry in the candy making business.  I had no idea that candy making was so serious, but it seems like it is a big deal.  Pretty interesting read so far though!

I can't wait to see what everyone else is working on!  Everyone makes such great progress each week!

Do you like to judge books by their covers?  Ever been completely surprised on what the content and story actually is?

Linking up with Ginny, Nicole, and Tami

17 comments:

  1. What a fun read, I love getting little surprises like that!

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  2. The story about the pattern seems funny and frustrating at the same time. Looking forward to see more of your shawl.

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  3. Oh, I hope you get a flash for knitting very busy and love the result. And last but not least: I'll keep the finger crossed for finishing shawl before Christmas. Have a beautyful week! :-)

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  4. It's great how your knitting just all fell into place. There is plenty of time until Christmas so I know you can finish. Oh, and that is a great looking blue you are using.

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  5. Sure, I can totally pick a book based on the cover. Or the title. Certain titles also draw me in.

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  6. Oh, I'm glad I'm not the only one who loses track;) It happens even when I write little notes to myself like "NR=rep5row1" because the little notes get misplaced.

    I judge books by their covers, too. It's a good way for me to eliminate stuff I have no interest in.

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  7. The book sounds fun! Hope you finish the shawl by Christmas.
    Thanks for stopping by and leaving such a nice comment at my blog. Following you, too! :)

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  8. well, at least you are sure that you are really really going to love the shawl...you picked it out twice!!! Of course, I judge a book by its cover.....is there any other way!! :)

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  9. I really like the dark blue you are using!

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  10. No idea of rivalry in candy - haven't you read Charlie and the Chocolate Factory?! The book sounds good, I'll be interested to hear how you get on with it.
    Your yarn looks like it will make a lovely dressy shawl :)

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    1. You know, I haven't read that book before! I have seen the movie, but it didn't even come into my mind when I was reading this book. Perhaps because Gene Wilder was so eccentric in that movie I didn't think of it as any type of reality :-)

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  11. I am guilty of judging books by their covers. I bet the shawl will go along faster than you think. Especially since you are familiar with the pattern!

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  12. I usually do judge books by their covers. If the cover looks interesting, I'll pick up the book and take a look. First impressions are important!

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  13. Unrivaled sounds interesting. Another book to add to my list.

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  14. I always choose a book by it's cover, especially if it's pretty. I look forward to seeing your shawl grow. X

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  15. I mostly choose books by their covers and have been surprised that it didn't live up to my expectation. I've now started reading reviews and even those lie at times. :)

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  16. Yes I do tend to judge books by their covers, I can't help it!!

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