Friday, June 26, 2015
One of my favorite things to do is listen to audio books while I'm working around the house, outside or knitting. Lately I've been lucky enough to download some very good books from The Dauphin County Library for free. First was Fall Of Giants by Ken Follett. It's the first book in the century trilogy. Starts off just before WWI following a Russian family, German family and an English family. Takes the reader through the war and the events of that time as seen through three families.
Winter of the World follows these families through WWII and all the horrible events that took place during that war.
Edge Of Eternity is after WWII in Europe and the US especially the civil unrest ending with our current president. I love these books and learned so much. Along with history these action and romance. Right now I'm reading Ken Follett's book The Pillar's of the Earth and can't put it down. The man is amazing author.
Next I listened to The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger. I was so caught up in the charters. It's very hard to explain. Love story and science fiction all rolled into one that will leave you crying at the end. Head over to Amazon if you'd like to buy any of these or your local library for some very good reads.
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
I finally finished my white lace shawl. It's picture here being blocked.
Front view. I knit it with sock yarn.
The pattern for it was in "Sock Yarn One Skein Wonders". Wisteria Arbor Shawl. The pattern called for one skein of sock yarn at 450 yards. I bought three with a yardage of 360 each and I'm glad I did since I ended up using two and some of the third. I love how it turned out and as of now I've started one in a dark gray. Very light and airy.