Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Yarn Along - November 23, 2011




I've decided that Gabe needs a new mama-made blanket. I'm loving the colors, even though I don't feel that the lighting is good in these photos. I chose a dark chocolate, light blue, soft grey and dark red yarn color/pattern, and am using a single crochet (but thru both chains.) I'm using Caron's Simply Soft, because, well....it's for a tiny boy and it's simply soft. I assume I won't finish this until January at least, but it has become my "carry along" project. It's a no-brainer, so I can listen or talk or ride in a car or wait for a doctor and still accomplish something with my hands.

These are the three books I'm reading this week: Boundaries, The No-Cry Sleep Solution, and The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. I'm only reviewing Boundaries, I like the gentle approach in the No Cry book (but haven't tried anything from it, haven't had too, was just curious....) and am about halfway thru the Potato Peel Pie book. It's okay so far. Maybe it gets better?

I wish to add a little note about last week's book - the Walter Isaacson's biography on Steve Jobs. It WAS a good book, but there's a lot of language in it. Maybe you are able to overlook that, but I thought I'd give you a heads up, particularly if you planned on having a kid read it. Also, in the end, I didn't think it fairly represented Steve's familial relationships nor his quiet philanthropy. I base that upon other books/sources that I read. It was more of a timeline than an intimate portrait. Still, I learned a lot that I can apply to my own life and will continue to think about - and for me, that is the mark of a good book.

Ginny at Small Things hosts this yarn-fest/book show-and-tell every Wednesday. Feel free to join in and link to her site if you wish.
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10 comments:

  1. What a beautful color combination - a very lucky little boy.

    Blessings
    Karen

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  2. I really like the color combo. I am a crocheter but have recently learned to knit and I love those mindless projects. I am a momma of 8 but would love to get to 9 : ) Tricia @ CrunchyCatholicMomma.blogspot

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  3. I've read Boundaries twice now and actually, REALLY loved the Guernsey book. So much so that I designed a hat pattern for it. I enjoy history though and found it very educational. Keep reading it and, hopefully, it will get better for you.

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  4. Love the way the blanket is looking, fab colour combination :)

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  5. That's a great colour combination, I'm sure the blanket will be much loved!

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  6. I've read all 3 of those books! Boundaries was life-changing for me. Beautiful blanket! -didi

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  7. The blanket is beautiful, loverly earthly, strong colours.

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  8. Your blanket looks gorgeous - and Simply Soft sounds perfect for a little person.
    Interesting collection of reading material - it's good to enjoy some variety.

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  9. Your blanket is really gorgeous. Love the colors together!

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  10. Those colors are beautiful together Holly, you have a good eye. :)

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