Not just summer, but for some reason this year has been a year of more reading than usual. A subscription to Scribd, thanks to my youngest and her wife a couple of years back, has brought me numerous reads. Thanks also to Barb and Tracie of the 2KnitLitChicks Podcast, I am now a fan of Nevada Barr's novels about a widow who went away to forget her grief in the service of the National Park Service (while solving a murder or two); I enjoyed another crime novel about the South Fork of Suffolk County, Long Island (I grew up on the North Shore of Nassau County) called Girls Like Us by Cristina Alger; listened to Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman; Your Sacred Self by Wayne Dyer; Witness for the Prosecution by Agatha Christie; a number of other Christie short stories and novels; The Power of Myth by Joseph Campbell; The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova; and Sophie Hannah's Agatha Christie-like novels: The Mystery of Three Quarters and Closed Casket. Right now I'm listening/reading to Nevada Barr's A Superior Death and Lady in the Lake by the former Baltimore Sun reporter Laura Lippman.As for knitting and craft books, I have acquired a LOT of really good books/magazines in the past couple of months. Recently, I received the following:
It's the 11th of a series and yes, I have the ten that preceded it. This. THIS is an excellent reference guide for sock knitting - toe-up or cuff-down. When you get going on your socks, take this with you. It's tiny, but it packs a wallop!
And Making No. 7: Desert. Boom. BTW, Nos 1-6 were equally awesome.
Laine Magazine is another amazing book/mag. Check it out!
and so is Knitscene.
And the last two issues of Vogue Knitting
And I want to knit all the things in the summer issue of Interweave Knits.
Tired just thinking about all this knitting!
So of course I now have more book/mags to look at: Two issues of Nomadic Knits - from my home state of NY and my home since 1980 of Merlin:
And I could not resist the Lace Patterns on KnitPicks' Sojourn.
OMG I am so bad....:)
Before I leave you, dear friends, I thought I'd share a few pics of my drive on Monday through Congressman Elijhah Cummings' District. Try if you can to spot the rats.... or enjoy the amazing view:)
God be with you 'til we meet again.