It appears I am up to my neck in projects these days…
I had a wonderful 4th of July! I devoted the day to just lazing around with my family. We ate good food. I fixed the sides while hubby broiled the guys some steaks that looked like they came out of the Flintstones, lol! Hubby and I spent some quality time. A very good day indeed!
Because her school was closed today, I spent a good part of it home with the Girl Child…
So I got to spin a little.
Knit a little.
And what’s this?
Reading? Yup. That too. 🙂
Before I get to that…I need to backtrack a bit…
One good thing about my knitting is that I can take it with me to make up for lost time.
I love using electronic versions of patterns to get them done while on-the-go. I can dump them into my Evernote App, or use a downloaded knitting book for patterns. As you can see, I am using an electronic device to knit the Knitty Branching Out pattern. It’s so convenient!
Now, a couple days ago I downloaded a Melanie Falick book to my device. If you don’t know who Melanie Falick is, your knitting book library may be suffering. If you have been here before, you know how I waited endlessly for electronic versions of her books. One of my favorites of all time is a Melanie Falick book. Can you tell why? 😉 It just seems any book I have purchased that is connected to her has beautiful photos, great patterns and huge personality! If you’re interested, Ms. Falick has recently partnered with Open Road Media and her ebooks are on sale until July 10! Starting at $4.99, that is a steal! You may also want to check out Open Road Media’s blog during their Summer Knitting Initiative for free patterns, summer recipes, and knitting playlist fun. Summer is sounding good, huh?
This book I recently downloaded, A KNITTER’S HOME COMPANION is slightly different than what I am used to with her books because it is a collection of stories, recipes and patterns by a knitter. So far, I have read a couple little anecdotes about knitting and being a newlywed and new mother. I have seen a recipe for cupcakes and a pattern for a baby blanket. So far, I like it. It’s like a chat with another knitter friend. I can take a break from my projects and curl up with this book and a cup of tea. Very cozy. 🙂
Let’s see….The jobs. The home. The projects. The books.
It appears I have enough to keep me busy for a minute or two longer. 😉