Wednesday, December 11, 2013

knitting and no reading

I am happy to report that one hat is done!  OK, so I still have to weave in an end, and I definitely didn't make ear flaps for it.  Actually, the ear flaps were vetoed by my son.  I want him to wear the hat, which at three is a feat in and of itself.  It fits, he likes it, yay all around!  I really like how the stripes came out as well.

I just started Emma's hat, and hopefully it won't take too long to knit up.  I think that if I can just sit and watch a movie with the kids, it will be a little easier to get it finished.

I have three more things I am supposed to finish up knitting before Christmas - three things that have yet to be started.  I have high hopes that this other hat will be finished soon and I can concentrate on my other projects.  

I'm not reading anything new this week.  I am still searching for a really good series.  Nothing seems to be holding my interest lately.  I am not one of those who forces themselves through a book if I don't like it from the get go.  I have too many other things vying for my attention to get stuck in a boring book.  I am still reading Nancy Drew with the kids, and they are enjoying it.  We are also making our way through the Little House series as well.

Do you have any book suggestions for me?  Looking forward to what everyone else is working on this week!

Linking up with Ginny, Nicole, and Tami


  1. I too am knitting with very little reading. Tis the season! Glad you have another project finished and hopefully you will be all done soon :)

  2. Sometimes it is good to have a break from reading and then you find something really grabs you and you start again. Hope you can get your hat finished soon and your other three projects cast on too. I am starting to see the end now but still not sure I will get it all made in time :)

  3. One of my favorite books is called the Tea Rose by Jennifer Donnelly. The Tea Rose is book 1 in the series but I actually haven't read the other books yet.

    Here's the summary from goodreads:
    East London, 1888 - a city apart. A place of shadow and light where thieves, whores, and dreamers mingle, where children play in the cobbled streets by day and a killer stalks at night, where bright hopes meet the darkest truths. Here, by the whispering waters of the Thames, Fiona Finnegan, a worker in a tea factory, hopes to own a shop one day, together with her lifelong love, Joe Bristow, a costermonger's son. With nothing but their faith in each other to spur them on, Fiona and Joe struggle, save, and sacrifice to achieve their dreams.
    But Fiona's life is shattered when the actions of a dark and brutal man take from her nearly everything-and everyone-she holds dear. Fearing her own death, she is forced to flee London for New York. There, her indomitable spirit propels her rise from a modest West Side shop-front to the top of Manhattan's tea trade. But Fiona's old ghosts do not rest quietly, and to silence them, she must venture back to the London of her childhood, where a deadly confrontation with her past becomes the key to her future.

  4. I have been a slacker with reading myself. I just started the new Kate Jacobs Knit the Season and so far it's good. I hadn't read anything for a while prior to that. Very nice hats!

  5. I too have an issue with keeping my attention on my books right now, maybe it is the time of the year? -My issue lies more with the wanting to get into a good non-fiction book, which is not as easy as that seems! I look forward to seeing what you end up reading next, and hope to gain some reading inspiration from you :) I love the stripey hat, it looks super!
    Marigolds' Loft

  6. I don't feel like I've got the attention span for much knitting or reading at the moment. Counting down the days until the Christmas holidays when I can veg out for a bit and just chill :)

    I like your hat projects :)

  7. LOVE the hat - super cute and love the colors! Emma's will be fantastic too! Can't wait to see the finished project!


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