Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Stacking up!

After hearing an interview with the author on the Read-Aloud Revival podcast, I just finished The Reading Promise by Alice Ozma. What an excellent book! A well-written memoir is one of my favorite things to read, and I can highly recommend this one.

(I am loving podcasts these days, by the way. Now that I have a smartphone I can listen to them in the car! I use the Stitcher app, but I don't know much about what else is out there. How do you listen to podcasts?)

Michael has attempted to stack books like this for the purpose of standing. It doesn't usually turn out well.
Thank you all for the feedback about colors for Michael's leaf blanket! A few of you were unsure what the final concept was. The pattern I'm using is the Family Tree Afghan. The leaves all get stitched together to form the blanket, and right now the plan is to spread out the colors as evenly as possible. :)

Last Saturday I bought some more green and blue yarn in shades close to those I've already used. I really, really love this yarn in DK weight, and the colors are just perfect.

Big stack of nonfiction from the library!
On days where we mostly stay at home and nothing crazy happens (ha), I can usually knit a leaf and a half. This is leaf number 65 of 110. (Or possibly 62. There are three leaves I've decided I don't like. But even though there's not that much difference between having 62 and 65 leaves, it's really hard for me to see that number go backwards ... so, right now I'm still including them in the final count!)


There's a layer of shawls under those leaves that I will have to block soon, just to make room for more. 

Sadly, somebody (don't know who for sure but I have my theories) got into my knitting basket and used one of my needles as a drumstick. It took me a while to find all the pieces. This pair belonged to my grandmother, and were among my favorites to use, so ... sadness. :( Luckily my bamboo needles get about the same gauge. 



Linking up with Ginny!

9 comments:

  1. I've been wanting to read "The Reading Promise." Maybe later this summer!

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    1. It's good! :) And a quick read, or at least so I found it!

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  2. don't throw them away. see if you can get them fixed. you might be surprised to learn that you can.

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    1. I really doubt it. They are cheap plastic. :-/ I'm not sure who would even fix that sort of thing.

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  3. Wow, that blanket pattern is gorgeous and look how many leaves you have done already! Beautiful.
    Podcasts are my "new" thing too (um, if you can call the last year "new" still). Stitcher is the way I go since I have an Android but I have found that they don't have several podcasts I am looking for after seeing them recommended here or there. It works for my favorite few, though, and I am glad to read that the Read-Aloud Revival is on there so I will now go search for it and add it to my list, as I meant to do weeks ago and forgot about. CraftLit is my favorite. I'd love to read what other ones you like to listen to!

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  4. I will have to look into that book! The basket of leaves looks wonderful just like that, but I can't wait to see the finished blanket!

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  5. oh my, what a sad needle :( love seeing your knitting. If you do not mind bad language, literary disco is excellent (and funny). I also listen to: knitmoregirls, 2knitlit chicks, yarniacs, savvygirls, (thats all I can think of right now!

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  6. Oh I'm glad you linked to the blanket pattern - now I see how it's all going to come together!

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  7. Sorry about your needle. The leaves look lovely however.

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