Sunday, March 20, 2016

MARCH



Third month of the new year.  I might be one of the few who actually like March.  It's my birthday month, first day of spring, start of daylight savings time and our wedding anniversary.  My way of looking at it good things.  I've also been very lazy at working with my fiber and yarn things.  I have gotten two pairs of socks knit wash and blocked.  I bought the yarn from one of my favorite on line knitting shops Knit Picks.  The yarn is so very soft.


This pair is knit with much brighter yarn.  While I've been knitting I've been watching some of my very favorite pod casts.  Fiber Pusher Podcast, The Canadian Podcast, Victorian Studio, The Grocery Girls Podcast and the Bakery Bears Podcast just to name a few.  At least I can knit while I watch these.  If you have some you like mention them in the commention section.  I'm always on the look out for more the watch and learn from.


Thanks to Benita Storey from the Fiber Pusher Podcast I'm in the process of knitting this Oaklette shawl.  The pattern is by Megan Goodacre and is a free download.  As you can see I'm still in the process of knitting it.  Since it's just for me and not a gift there isn't any hurry.



The yarn is from Knit Picks Stroll Fingering.  Nice yarn and knitting up beautifully.

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I've also been in a reading listening mode.  I finally listened to all three of the Hunger Games books.  My sister kept asking me if I read them and finally downloaded all three from our library.  I had to admit I did like them.  Personal interaction and lots of adventure.


I have found one the best series I've read for a very long time.  Still Life is the first in a series of mysteries written by Louise Penny featuring Chief Inspector Armand Gamache. Most of the mysteries are set in Three Pines and small village in rural Quebec.  I read the first book and have been listening to the rest.  So much fun how the books go back and forth between English and French.  Even if you don't speak French, which I don't even if I'm half French Canadian you get the jest of what's being said.




I  read Into The Wilderness and Dawn On A Distant Shore  by Sara Donti.  There are more in the series I just haven't gotten to them yet.  Starts with a family and them many off shoots and their problems.  I like the history and hope to finish the series soon.




I listened to Summer at Willow Lake by Susan Wiggs because I accidental bought it on Amazon and before I knew it it was on my Kindle.  Fine summer romance.





Hemlock Lack is a Catskill Mountain Mystery series.  I also read Through A Yellow Wood (book 2) and just finishing up The Devil's Tombstone (book 3) by Carolyn J. Rose.   Can you tell I like mysteries?  




1 comment:

Delighted Hands said...

I like mysteries, too, so I get it! Try the Passioknit Podcast...she is German but speaks English-she is a knitter/spinner/quilter , too.