Tuesday, July 30, 2013


I did not realize how horribly blurry this photo was until I looked at it properly on my laptop. I'll get a nicer one up tomorrow. 
In progress- a shawl design. 
I'm trying something, attempting a narrower crocheted triangle, without the pointy bit. We'll see what it looks like in a few days. It's been a bit slow going, but with fingering weight yarn it always seems to be slow. It's mainly double crochet, which works up a bit faster, but again, we shall see. 

Love this book

On my shelf- a book I actually finished! I read this book from start to finish yesterday, and found it really enjoyable, especially compared to my most recent books that got returned before I was halfway through. It is enough of a true story to appeal to my historical side, and the characters, though fictional, felt real and realistic. 

Having been disappointed with the last three books I checked out from the library, I started my week out reading Harry Potter. Harry's always consistent. I love reading the language, especially with the British terminology thrown in. Yesterday though, this book came in for me. It was among the ones I had ordered based on Amazon's historical fiction bestsellers. Due to my previous disappointment, I was reluctant, and didn't even open the book until I came home from errands after work. I sat out in the sunshine and opened it. Absorbed would be the best word for it. The world in this book absorbed me. I couldn't put it down. Part of me just wanted to have a book that was new and different, and I wanted to savor it, but the other part of me wanted to know what happened next. It was definitely a quick read, but definitely an adult book. And the history's good too. 

Linking up with Tami & Ginny today!


  1. your shawl looks interesting :-)

  2. Good luck with the shawl design. I can't imagine any design in fingering weight will go very quickly :)

  3. The finer yarns are a bit more tedious, but they look SO nice when finished!

  4. Orphan Train is on my to-read list. I love reading historical fiction and the characters sound very interesting in this book. Looking forward to seeing how your shawl design progresses.

  5. The book looks good, and I'm putting it on my to read list! Thanks for the recommendation. Love the project and designing!oh my!

  6. This book is on my list. I have heard from several people that it is excellent.


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