Wednesday, August 22, 2012

New books, more hats

My top priority this week has been my large hat order. I know I talked about getting some bigger projects done, particularly my 2 blanket projects, but technically business comes before pleasure. So even though my 2 blanket projects are cluttering my room, I have been crocheting hats.

Currently, I have 2 adult sized bases complete, waiting for embellishment. I have one child sized hat nearly complete, also waiting for final embellishment. I have 2 baby hats nearly done, which leaves 2 more child sized hats with yarn available, I just haven't started hooking them yet.

On the book front, I've been scratching the surface of my history books for class this semester, but was side-tracked by a biography on my supervisor's desk at work. My mom, sister and I have been quite absorbed in the PBS/BBC TV series "Downton Abbey". Season 3 is currently in production, but won't be released in the US until January next year. We watched the first 2 seasons in rapid succession, and are now more slowly going through them again (now that we own them). The book that I just started reading is Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey: The Lost Legacy of Highclere Castle. Highclere Castle is the building that  provides the exterior for the fictional Downton Abbey. Written by the current Countess of Carnarvon, it discusses the woman who lived at Highclere during the same period as the TV series "Downton Abbey". I'm not very far in yet, but from what I can tell, the real story of Highclere Castle is just as dramatic as the story of Downton Abbey.
I'm still listening to Harry on audiobook- nearly done with the Half-Blood Prince already!
my Mish-Mash progress
Linking up with Work-In-Progress Wednesday @ Tami's and Yarn-Along @ Ginny's. I hope you stop by on Friday-- I should have a few hats completely done!


  1. I adore Downton Abbey with every fiber of my being! I just got season 2 for my birthday last week, and now that I've powered through the whole thing, I'm planning to start at the beginning of season 1 and watch them all in order again. It is my favorite thing to crochet to right now. Now that I'm saying this (typing this), I'm wondering if there's a Downton Abbey group on Rav?? How fun would that be?? Going off to check...

  2. I love Downton Abbey as well. That books sounds intriguing. I can't wait until the 3rd season comes out next year!

  3. I've seen that book and have been wondering if it is good, so I will wait for you to let me know! I loved Downton Abbey and so did my husband. Who knew such a show could keep us entertained! Lovely hats!!!

  4. Nice hats you are making there. The blanket project looks colourful.
    Enjoy the book it sounds like a fun read.

  5. I have been making hats recently, must be nesting for the cold coming...I love harry on audio..better than test!

  6. I love Harry Potter! And audiobooks are perfect for getting knitting and crocheting done! Thanks for stopping by my blog!


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