Wednesday, January 28, 2015
I wanted to do a yarn along post and catch up all the knitting things I have accomplished over the last 6 months...but I kind of don't feel like it. My knitting is not a showcase part of my day anymore. I love the time I do knit but it has found its place among the many things I like to do and sometimes it needs to wait its turn.
But I will say that Priscilla is my most knitted for child. She loves knitted things. She wears a knitted hat each day to school and it just about excuses any sassiness I received that morning. She likes the ear flap kind with tassels ...I have made 3 of them for her and the latest with Madeline Tosh DK held double.
And Lucy is wearing my favorite cowl this year. I started knitting it as a scarf ...it is a quince pattern that I cast on for right after Drew was born. But I fell out of love with the color and stopped. I picked it up the other month and decided it could be seamed up as a cowl and then it would no longer be attatched to the needles I needed for something else. I love the cowl..not the color. But I do wear it ALL the time.
I guess I talked about knitting anyway....which makes me want to knit....
Joining Ginny for her Yarn Along..it has been awhile.
I'm reading All The Light We Can Not See!!!
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
And these pictures have NOTHING to do with audiobooks, but it was sunny yesterday and kind of freezing. I really wanted everyone outside for a bit of fresh air so it's pretty handy that my Jack is a master fire builder...we were close to being warm..then the sun went down and we went in. But not before we breathed in fire smells and fresh sunshine air....
About audiobooks, I love them. I listen to them all the time. Over at Modern Mrs. Darcy today she tells you the different ways to listen so I thought I would put out my favorite listens over the last few months. And to tell you how I do audiobooks.
I RUN with them. I fold laundry with them. I knit with them. I cook with them. I walk with them....but mostly I run with them. I run about 40-50 minutes 6 days a weeks at 5:00 in the morning and it takes a lot for me to get out of bed EVERYDAY...especially when it is so very dark, cold and rainy lots of those days. When I have a good story going during my run I don't mind (as much). When I was training for my marathon I listened to an epic book that got me through several long runs. I feel like those stories were very much part of my marathon experience.
Here is a list of the books I have really loved...some I have listened to twice.
Another list I should share are the books that I bought, tried and was not able to get through. I sometimes think that books need to find you at the right time in your life and some of the ones that did not make the cut may one day be exactly what I need.
The Winds of War and War and Remembrance were my marathon books. World War II will always make me think of running 26.2 miles in D.C.
Molokai was SO very good.
I went through a Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald fascination stage and loved Zelda. I read The Paris Wife and loved it.
I use audible and love it.
If I had to pick my favorite book from that list that I know I would NEVER have picked up and read was Boys in the Boat.
Among the Hidden was very good and fast. It was a book Molly had to read for school and I thought it sounded interesting.
I am always out for the next good listen. Right now I am listening to and love it. Thanks to Mrs. Darcy!!