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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

A Yarn Along

There is a couple of sayings that come to mind, one is too many irons in the fire and the other is running around like a chicken with its head cut off. That's how I've been feeling these past few weeks. With my garden growing so well and I'm harvesting everyday which means I've been very busy. I love growing my own food but then there is time consuming process of preserving it for later use. And then there is my love for knitting, crocheting, quilting, embroidery, oh heck  just about any kind a needlework or piecework. Plus there is reading, lately the only way I able to get to read a book is by listening to it.
 So things I like take so much time and it's just doesn't seem to be enough. I think everyone experiences that from time to time. So as the saying goes I do have a lot of irons in the fire. 
So with my knitting I haven't been able to do hardly any lately. So all I can show you is again some projects that I started and are not finished. 

As you can see my socks are almost done I'm down to just the toes, so hopefully if I get a chance to I'll be able to get these done pretty soon. 

And then the bottom to my bag I made it too big, as you can see. So now I ripped it apart and I'm going to redo it but it's so simple, just the garter stitch so I'm not too worried about it. Knitting is usually something I take with me so when I'm waiting in the doctor's office or when visiting with my mom and dad. 

 Now for reading, I haven't had much opportunity to actually sit or whatever and read a paper book but I have been listening to my books. 

I finished one called the Language of Flowers 

The Kitchen House: A Novel | Kathleen Grissom

and now I just started one called the Kitchen House. 

 I enjoyed the Language of Flowers. The story was good but I really enjoyed more was the concept of the language of flowers and what it represented. Too bad this tradition is not carried on now.

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  1. I have always loved to read but being such a visual learner I didn't think I would like audiobooks. When I could only get the audio version of a bookclub selection I gave it a try. Now I'm hooked. I store them on my ipod and listen in my car, doing housework (ugh), and especially those nights I have trouble sleeping. Aren't audiobooks great? A couple of my favorites are The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime and A Miracle of Catfish. Love the reader's voices. What are some of your other favorites?

  2. I really enjoyed The Kitchen House, I hope you do too.

  3. I like audio books too! Lovely making! I love all those things too! I live in the city and can't can things but hope to one day! :)

  4. Your socks are looking great! I really enjoy listening to audio books when I travel or when I'm working on a quilt project that doesn't require a lot of thought, just straight sewing :*)


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