Good morning! Let’s get started with this week’s vintage love, shall we?
From the Blog
My rating: 1 of 5 stars
I was asked to review this book by the author & I was thrilled to agree. I knew a few things about the massacre, but not a lot, and I’m always interested in learning more about other faiths & religions, so I was doubly eager to read.
Unfortunately, almost from the very beginning, this book failed to deliver. Though it’s very well written, the book is so incredibly – and badly – biased against Mormons, that it’s very distracting, and one can’t get into – or enjoy – the story, because you are so busy virtually throwing up at the hatred of Mormons that’s so evident in each and every page.
I’m the first to admit I don’t know a lot about Mormons or their belief system, but I definitely don’t believe that a major Mormon figure would drink alcohol in public where anyone could see them, and I definitely don’t believe all the sexual garbage that’s written into the story, whether you are talking about the main male lead, the Mormon missionaries or any of the Mormon followers.
And even if some of it was true, and again I say IF – it had absolutely nothing to do with the plot, other than to stir one up into hatred for the Mormon religion.
I received a copy of this book to review for free.
As always, I’m behind in blogging, what I’ve actually finished – especially this time of year, because I’m just not motivated to go outside, in the cold & the snow, & take a bunch of photos.
But I did manage to get some great shots of my finished Wriggly Way afghan…
This is the second one I’ve made, my first one I finished last month.
I’m really pleased with how this one came out, aren’t you?
added to the donation pile.
Have you seen the new Knit Picks video, about how to tie a long scarf? I thought I knew every way there was, but this video shows five ways, four of which were new to me! Enjoy!
Two of my favorite things are knitting and reading, and the evidence of this often shows up in my photographs. I love seeing what other people are knitting and reading as well. So, what are you knitting or crocheting right now? What are you reading? ~
I actually haven’t done well in the reading department lately – I’ve started several audiobooks from the library that I had to return before finishing, and finished several books that I haven’t reviewed yet. I borrowed Beautiful Creatures from a coworker but haven’t started that yet.
Onto the yarn…
There’s a bit of a story to these socks. It’s an older design of mine, & I mentioned a few weeks ago I had cast on for the socks but my gauge was way off. So I frogged & went up a size – still way too small. So much for being a loose knitter. Frogged, went up another needle size, OK – now they are good. I started cranking on the socks, got to about 9.5″ long (these WERE supposed to be for my dad’s size 11.5 EEE feet), & realized I was just about out of yarn. I had 3 skeins of yarn which I thought would be plenty, but if I was out of the first skein of yarn already & hadn’t even turned the heel yet… so, I frogged back to about the 7.5″ long mark, and now they are for Jon. Width wise they are the same, but Jon has small feet for a guy – they are only size 8′s, but they are EEEE – very wide, square feet in other words. So, he tries them on, & I said to him if they don’t fit at this point, then they might as well be for me, because I aint froggin’ them again! But they fit great, so I guess they are for Jon, and I have to buy yarn for dad’s socks, again, and this time I’m going to buy FIVE skeins… just to be sure… lol…
Good morning! I hope you guys are all doing great today. Missed last week’s post?
I’ve never seen this one before. I found it really interesting because it’s a cross between a catalog & a magazine, almost. There are knitting patterns, but most of the photographs just source commercial sewing patterns. Hmm.
Thanks again Linda!
This past Friday I was so very lucky to meet up with an online buddy, Linda of Alottastitches. I’ve mentioned her blog a couple of times before – especially her cute Wriggly Ripple afghan. She constantly is sharing unique crafty ideas with her readers – most recently taking a felted wool sweater & adding a couple of layers to their boots, to keep their feet warmer while shoveling. Pure genius.
You know how you meet someone & you just click? That was pretty much us when we first started chatting online, & when we met, it was even more so. We rather think we’re related somehow, because we have so, so much in common.
We met up for lunch at Friendly’s (yes, we like the new fries) & then drove up the street to the library, where we hung out for the next few hours. We brought our looms, shared our woven scarves, admired each other’s hand knit socks,
shared various projects we’ve each made recently,
talked about our families, our men, our careers, went off on crazy tangents, and spent countless minutes looking for our keys! We swapped some yarn, Linda kindly shared some craft magazines with me (yay for vintage! Thank you, Linda!), and just generally giggled, laughed, and had a great time.
I’m so grateful, Linda, to have met a new friend!
So, as usual, my wips pile have exploded… I’m in full, crazy, design mode, and currently have 5 tests going on, one of which is a mystery test, and one of which is this afghan…
I also have 2 pairs of socks on the needles (both for the men in my life), the EZ vest (still), several more afghans… and I know I’m forgetting stuff!
I’m not really reading much – I’m reading a few pages a day of “the Rules” and started several audiobooks (all of which expired from the library before I finished), but I’m basically in full fiber mode.