Friday, June 03, 2005

Weekend Update

The best part of Friday is the free time I have while David and the boys are at Boyscouts - I love having the apt to myself.

This was a pretty good week - got a lot done at work, found a new author I really love and found this in the mail from Trixie ( who is a non-knitter!):
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This yarn is so pretty! and just my color too - soft, sagey green. I have wanted to read this book for a while - this package made my week.

I ordered a few books from Amazon last week - now that school is finished I have time to read for pleasure again. I am a voracious reader - I will read almost anything - as long as it is well written - I have no patience for sloppy writings. One of the books Amazon recommended was "Dead Witch Walking" by Kim Harrison - it looked interesting - so I ordered it, along with "The Jupiter Myth" by Lindsey Davis - I love historical mysteries and hers are the best! Well I loved DADA - I finished it in a day - I ran out to B&N and bought the follow up "The Good, the Bad and the Undead. Finished that last night - the third book - Every Which Way but Dead is due out this month and you know I will be buying that too!
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I also picked up - "Dead Until Dark" by Charlaine Harris - What can I say - I am in a supernatural mood!

I also got this in the mail:
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I had preordered it from Amazon a while ago and it finally came - there are some great patterns in here - I mentioned this before - but today I received my elann newsletter and it had 2 perfect yarns in there that will work perfect for 2 patterns I want to make in this book - Pakucho Organic Cotton for Stacy and Silk City Perle for Pennina - I love the cover sweater too - it is made from Classic Elite Star - a cotton lycra blend worsted wt yarn - can anyone recommend an alternate for this? If anyone is making this - what yarn are you using?

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Here is the yarn and also the Stitches East catalog - there are a few classes I would really like to take - One on Japanese Shortrows, Beaded Shawlette & The Art of Knitting Backwards - I don't know if I will be able to attend any, but it would be fun.

Well the D & the boys will be home soon and I want to work some more on my shawl...later......


Bron said...

I LOVE Harrison & Harris - good choices! Have you tried Jim Butcher's "The Dresden Files" series or Simon R. Green's "The Nightside" books? Both are very, very good, although Butcher's series is by far the best. :)

GaiaGal said...

Have you read "Harm None: A Rowan Gant Investigation" by M. L. Sellars?

Was one of the books we read for our "Well Read Witches" Book Club and one i actually finished on time for the meeting. I'm still reading January's book "Mists Of Avalon" it's taking me forever since i'm newly obsessed with knitting!


Trixie said...

I am so glad that you like your prize !!!! Itgirl picked out the yarn. I picked out the book. Now maybe more people will play along with our contests. After all the bounty is FAB-U-LOUS !