If you want a golden rule that will fit everything, this is it: Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.William Morris.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Yarn Along 4-24

What I am knitting on now is one of those projects that I found when organizing my yarn

I found this sock that was almost completed. It was Lydia's Sock pattern that was in the book A Good Yarn by Debbie Macomber. So I'll finish this one and then make it's mate. I'm using a size 2 needle and being so small, it always seem to me to take so much longer to finish.

I did finish the baby hat I was working on last week plus another one too.
Using up just a very minuscule amount of my stash.

Her Fearful Symmetry: A Novel | [Audrey Niffenegger]

I had been able to listen to a book this past week that I did not write about last week. It was 
Her Fearful Symmetry by  Audrey Niffenegger and Narrated by Bianca Amato.
I had enjoyed this book and the narrator was very good, sometimes that makes a book even better. It was a different type of subject matter than I normally read but it was not too much that would make me not to continue with. I am not one that usually reads about the supernatural, ghosts, demons or fantasy. That sort of genre.
I was disappointed in the end though.

Publisher's Summary

When Elspeth Noblin dies of cancer, she leaves her London apartment to her twin nieces, Julia and Valentina. These two American girls never met their English aunt; they only knew that their mother, too, was a twin, and Elspeth her sister. Julia and Valentina are semi-normal American teenagers - with seemingly little interest in college, finding jobs, or anything outside their cozy home in the suburbs of Chicago, and with an abnormally intense attachment to one another.
The girls move to Elspeth's flat, which borders Highgate Cemetery in London. They come to know the building's other residents, including Martin, a brilliant and charming crossword-puzzle setter suffering from crippling Obsessive Compulsive Disorder; Marjike, Martin's devoted but trapped wife; and Robert, Elspeth's elusive lover, a scholar of the cemetery.
As the girls become embroiled in the fraying lives of their aunt's neighbors, they also discover that much is still alive in Highgate, including - perhaps - their aunt, who can't seem to leave her old apartment and life behind.
Niffenegger weaves a captivating story in Her Fearful Symmetry about love and identity, about secrets and sisterhood, and about the tenacity of life - even after death.
©2009 Audrey Niffenegger; (P)2009 Simon & Schuster

I am now listening to a book that a friend had told me about last week.

When Everything Changed: The Amazing Journey of American Women from 1960 to the Present | [Gail Collins]
When Everything Changed: The Amazing Journey of American Women from 1960 to the Present
by by Gail Collins and Narrated by Christina Moore

Publisher's Summary

An enthralling blend of oral history and Gail Collins' keen research, this definitive look at 50 years of feminist progress shimmers with the amusing, down-to-earth liberal tone that is this New York Times columnist's trademark.
©2009 Gail Collins; (P)2009 Recorded Books, LLC.

So far I am really getting into it, especially seeing how it is about what has change during my lifetime  I was born in 58 and she starts her book in 1960.  
I just started it so not much to comment on yet but next week I'll have more to say.

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  1. Picking up a sock to work on is a skill a bit above me..I have knit 1 pair..and couldn't stop my concentration or I'd screw it up...I have that same sock yarn! I have Niffenegger in my to be read list..I like supernatural stuff..

  2. The baby hast are so cute!
    I hadnever knitted with a 2mm needle (just for crochet), and it sounds so hard :-S


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