Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Episode 18: "Is it Fall?!"

Here's a new episode for your enjoyment! 


Welcome!

Week in Review:

Fall is coming!
I had an awesome birthday.
We went to Pensacola.

Books

What I finished reading:

The Twisted Sisters Sock Workbook by Lynn Vogel
(Summery from Goodreads.com)

"With simple directions and tips on how to dye, paint, spin, and knit yarn to create authentic socks, this book offers all the information necessary to fashion socks with personality. Included are innovative patterns and tips for knitting socks with customized fit-- even for all ten toes. Safe and easy directions are given on dyeing yarn from pour-dyeing methods to dyeing with Kool-Aid. With photos and illustrations of finished examples, sock patterns such as newborn socks and magic genie toe socks, and advice on how to create one-of-a-kind projects, it will appeal to all levels of knitters and spinners."

Under the Jolly Roger: Being an Account of the Further Nautical Adventures of Jacky Faber by L.A Meyer
(Summery from Goodreads.com)

"After leaving the Lawson Peabody School for Young Girls in Boston-- under dire circumstances, of course-- Jacky Faber boards a whaling ship bound for London, where she hopes to find her beloved Jaimy. But things don't go as planned, and soon Jacky is off on a wild misadventure at sea. She thwarts the lecherous advances of a crazy captain, rallies sailors to her side, and ultimately gains command of a ship in His Majesty's Royal Navy. But Jacky's adventures don't end there...."

A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler, Narrated by Kimberly Farr 
(Summery from Goodread.com)

"'It was a beautiful, breezy, yellow-and-green afternoon...' This is how Abby Whitshank always begins the story of how she fell in love with Red that day in July 1959. The Whitshanks are one of those families that radiate togetherness: an indefinable, enviable kind of specialness. But they are also like all families, in that the stories they tell themselves reveal only part of the picture. Abby and Red and their four grown children have  accumulated not only tender moments, laughter, and celebrations, but also jealousies, disappointments, and carefully guarder secrets. From Red's father and mother, newly arrived in Baltimore in the 1920s, to Abby and Red's grandchildren carrying the family legacy, here are four generations of Whitshanks, their lives unfolding in and around the sprawling, lovingly worn Baltimore house that has always been their anchor."

Review:

Py Magazine- Worsted issue.

What I'm Currently Reading:

Yes, Please! by Amy Poehler
In the Belly of the Bloodhound: Being an Account of a Particularly Peculiar Adventure in the Life of Jacky Faber by L.A. Meyer
Stitch n' Bitich Superstar Knitting: Going Beyond the Basic by Debbie Stoller

WIPs

My Patchwork blankets.
Flax.
The Easy Ombre Slouch Hat.
Maize.
Gallatin Scarf.
Toe Up Baby Socks (3-6 months)
Basic Bowling Pin Body

FOs

Basic Peanut Body

Spinning

Ashland Bay Corrie Cross
Voolenvine SW Wool

Cross-stitch

An owl.

Things added to the Pile

Knit Picks order
Flea Market stuff
Gifts

Good-bye!