Wednesday, March 18, 2015

knitting and reading

I was hoping to be finished with this shrug today!  But, alas, I am not.  Seeing as how this is a birthday present and said birthday is not until May, I think I will be OK.  I do like that the pattern was easily memorized and I can knit a couple rows here and there without totally losing my place - I'm not so good at keeping track of where I am in a pattern!  Maybe next week this will be completed!  I can feel I am so close!


In keeping with my Pride & Prejudice theme, I just finished His Good Opinion by Nancy Kelley.  It is Pride & Prejudice from Mr. Darcy's perspective.  A lot of the book is obviously repetitive to Pride & Prejudice, but I thought it was really interesting.  To see the progression of Darcy's love for Elizabeth.  It was very good, I definitely recommend it!

I also started The Leadership Handbook by John C. Maxwell.

There was a time when I read a lot of business centered books, but it has been a while.  I read one of John C. Maxwell's books in college for a small business management course I was in, and enjoyed it.  I have heard a lot of good things about his other books as well, so I figured I would jump in and read one!  It is taking me a little time to get back into reading this type of book, but so far it seems like it has a lot of practical advice in it.

What are you knitting and reading this week?

12 comments:

  1. The shawl is going to be such a lovely birthday gift Heather, just a pretty color!
    I am very interested in The Leadership Handbook and will be checking it out as a book
    for my son to read next year. Thanks for the recommendation. :)

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  2. Love that yarn colour! And yay, another P&P recommendation! Can't get enough of those!

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  3. Gorgeous beery color- so rich and the pattern, beautiful...what alovely shawl indeed.

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  4. That can get frustrating - some patterns are easy to get lost in. It looks lovely so far.

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  5. I love the color! So pretty.

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  6. May? That's lots of time! It's funny how we set our own deadlines then worry about them, isn't it? It looks great :)

    I love the idea of books from other points of view (although I didn't get on with Wide Sargasso Sea, despite loving Jane Eyre), and hearing about someone like Mr Darcy - who seems so buttoned up on the outside - sounds great. One for the list :)

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  7. Love the texture of the stitch pattern for your shrug, very pretty and intricate looking

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  8. Love the colour and the texture!
    And I'm sure you'll have it done by May :)

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  9. I am definitely going to have to get this book. Love Pride and Prejudice and this perspective sounds intriguing. Love the stitch pattern on the shrug...plenty of time for finishing:)

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  10. I love the deep colour you are using - it's lovely so far!
    I love anything to do with P and P - I will have to add that book to my list!

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  11. Lovely pattern/texture in tht project. Nice colour choice too!

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