Thursday, June 23, 2016

too much to read, but knitting anyway

It's not very often I join in with yarnalong.  I finally got going on my little scarf, and I am at a point where I've internalized it and don't need to look at the directions anymore.


I bought the pattern through ravelry - it's called Veron. By a woman named Poirot!  I wonder if she's related to Hercule?  Anyway, it's got a nice wide cabled border, and when your yarn weighs twenty percent of what it weighed when you started, you start the border on the other side. I hope.   I like this light blue yarn with the primary red, blue and yellow specks, plus some olive ones.  The knitting bag was a gift from Cheryl - it has a drawstring and is a good size for smaller projects.


I'm reading too many books, but sometimes that just happens. Because of my recent interest in Fruitlands and the "American Bloomsbury" group from Concord, MA , I've been reading "Little Women" again after so many years. I'm so surprised at how I'm enjoying it! I also found a used copy of one of Tif Fussell's books - she's the lady behind Dottie Angel - because I was curious about her.  Those two books are the light reading, and when my brain is working properly I am trying to learn more about our electoral system. This book by Tara Ross is very thorough - Very Thorough - and she's in favor of it. Which I am too, by the way, even though I find it hard to understand. So, that's why I bought this. Finally, I've been following along with Leila's book club with Josef Ratzinger's "The Spirit of the Liturgy" on Fridays.

I also want to congratulate Ginny and her family on the birth of little Mae. Many blessings to them all!

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  1. I've just finished Bill Bryson's latest offering and, by way of a change, am now working my way through Max Hastings' latest tome, on espionage during WW2. Can't knit - though I admire people who do!

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    1. I would like to read his first book, about your "small island", and then his new one.

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  2. Beautiful cable and yarn! I love the Poirot series. :-)
    Have a good weekend!♥

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    1. You mean the tv series? I loved that!

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  3. oh how fun! that scarf is really interesting mix of things, I like it! and the colour! Will have to look at the one by the dottie angel person; very popular right now! really enjoyed this post! God bless you! :) and yes, so exciting about Ginny and baby!

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  4. Lovely post! Had to Google Dottie Angel though! I haven't knitted for years and would love to again some time but I need to be relaxed to get started. I tried about a year ago and found my fingers had stiffened up so much and my eyesight had deteriorated to a point where I couldn't see what I was doing! Have since been gifted a wonderful lamp - just waiting for new fingers and some spare time! :D Josef Ratzinger's book looks very interesting - such a wonderful man!

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  5. Véron pattern is so lovely! And that colour too.

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