February 19, 2014

knitting and reading

After I finished the kids' cowls a couple weeks ago I was convinced that it was time to knit myself something.  Of course, when I usually decide to knit something for myself I hit a wall and have no clue what to knit.  That is what happened this time as well, so I decided to cast on for another cowl.  It might end up being for me, or it could end up being a present, we will see.  It has been exceptionally cold...again...so perhaps another cowl to wear around the house would be a good idea!

As far as reading goes, I just finished up Keystone, which is book 2 in the Cornerstone series.  It is a pretty good fantasy series so far.  I think there are two more books, and I will get those as soon as I find some more amazon gift cards hiding somewhere :-)

The other book I am currently reading is Frontier House.  This is the companion book to the much loved (by me!) reality show Frontier House, from PBS way back in 2001.  It gives a lot more behind the scenes information on how they set up the location, what clothes each person was given, the food that they consumed.  It also includes several essays from actual pioneers and the struggles that they went through on their way to the "promised land."  I love history, and this is a fun book to read because I have watched the series so many times.  You can find the series on youtube here.  They have all of the full episodes. 

I am looking forward to what everyone else is working on and reading this week as well!

Linking up with Nicole, Tami, and Ginny


  1. You can never have too many cowls.
    Have you browsed around Ravelry to see if there is a pattern that jumps out at you? My problem is there are too many things I want to knit and not enough time.

  2. I haven't seen "Froniter House" but I know I would love it. :-) I'm also very interested in history, means the life they had, the food they ate, the clothes they wore. It much more interesting than the war history.

  3. I have lost on how many cowls I have. I pretty much wear one every day. They are my "must have" to keep me warm with all this cold and snow!

  4. I love your cowls! So practical and useful, especially this time of year! :)

  5. I have been wanting to watch Frontier House so I should bookmark that! I was into historical reenactments when I was younger and have always had a great love of civilian history of the past.
    Your cowls are really pretty!

  6. I loved it when PBS did all those series. Manor house is on Amazon Prime. Must go watch Frontier!

  7. Cowls are so useful and quick to knit, perhaps now you have cast on a project look for another one, I find it easier to look when I am not about to cast on for some reason!

  8. We have that book, too! I also adore Frontier House and my husband and I still watch it now and again for inspiration :)


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