Wednesday, March 11, 2015

knitting and reading

First I would like to say a big thank you to all of you who left comments and sent me e-mails about books I should read.  Thank you so much!  Of course now I have a very long list that I need to take to the library, but I think that is always a good problem to have.



I am still working on the shawl, I think I am a little more than a third of the way done.  The pattern is actually for an adult, and since I am making it for Emma, who is just a little peanut, it won't need to be nearly as long.  It is supposed to be a shrug, so I really only need to make it long enough to be the width of her body after I sew the sleeves together.  I think it will be perfect for spring, and plan to give it to her as a birthday present.  Since her birthday isn't until May, I have a bit of time!

I finished The Fringe Hours this week.  I really enjoyed it.  I am also going through the videos each week with the Bloom Book Club which is equally as good.  I like how the author really makes her hobbies and personal time a priority.  If we never fill ourselves up, how can we continue to give to others?  Overall, very good book!  And it continues with my whole theme of self-care and self-reflection this year!

I grabbed the above book, Attempting Elizabeth, off of Kindle unlimited (hey, you get a free 30 day trial!).  I don't think I realized that there is pretty much an entire genre of books about Pride and Prejudice.  I mean, I realized it to some extent since I have read other books like Austenland, but I didn't realize there were so many re-writes.  This was a quick read, kind of cheesy, but cute as well.  Something easy to read after all the non-fiction I have been reading as of late!

Are you reading anything new?  What projects are you working on?

13 comments:

  1. love that purpley goodness you are knitting up. Bet you will be done in no time at all. I haven't done the Kindle unlimited yet but I do have loads of fun checking out the daily kindle deals. about once every other week I find something I'm interested for only $2!

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  2. Your knitting looks so lovely in colour and texture - beautiful!

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  3. I just love that yarn. It sounds like you will be finished in no time. Thanks for the link for Bloom Book Club. I am going to check it out

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  4. Love that purple!! It looks so soft and squishy with that pattern!

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  5. that purple is great!!! love it...and sounds like this is almost an FO!!! :)

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  6. Such a pretty color! Did you make a digital list of all the suggested books? That might be fun to share:)

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  7. Love the purple as well. I am really into all those books about other books as well, and there are so many about JA. I hadn't seen this one though, so I will have to look for it.

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  8. Beauuutiful colour. Like a plum! :)

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  9. That is a pretty stitch- love the rich color.

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  10. I agree with everyone...that purple! It is the perfect plummy shade. Beautiful! :)

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  11. I loved your purple from the second I saw it. So lovely!
    Did you enjoy The Fringe Hours? I'm reading it more slowly than you but I have to thank her for the chapter on finding your passions. It's funny, after reading, I think it was ch. 5, I put together a Pinterest board of inspirations and before I knew it, I was playing on Ravelry and choosing patterns and dreaming of future knitting. Whether I get anything else from the book, it was fun to really rediscover how much pleasure I get from knitting!

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  12. I love the deep rich color of your yarn. I'm excited to see the completed shawl, too!

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