Thursday, September 5, 2019

On My Needles and What I'm Reading... September 5, 2019

 On my knitting needles... on my Scribd app... on my book pile! Knitting and reading in my free time and little bits of snatched time are two of my favorite ways to enrich my life.

  How are you all this fine September day? I am enjoying the warmth of the last days of summer. I can enjoy it, because I have central air in our new home. Praise the LORD! Our cucumbers are finished, we're eating the last few tomatoes. My friend brought me gourds this morning. All good signs that fall is on its way! 

  I have finished my socks. I only need to sew in the loose ends. I think that I will do that and share them with you next week. I am so pleased that they fit me well. I used the Fish Lips Kiss pattern and find that it worked well for me. 

Dotty Beanie

  My poor Dotty Beanie has actually shrunk. I pulled out nearly half of it last night. I found that I'd made some errors and my dots weren't falling into place like they should. So, I rip rip ripped. Oh well, I like the Malabrigo yarn, and I don't mind knitting it again.

 I've finished a toddler beanie in the brown yarn that was left over from Penny's sweater. I used a knit 2 purl 2 ribbing followed by stockinette stitch. I've started another since I still have more yarn left. This one has a knit 1 purl 1 rib band and will be finished in stockinette. I cast on 72 for each beanie. I think I enjoy the knit 1 purl one repeat much better. My hands just get into a better rhythm, and I don't have to think about it so much. These are charity toddler hats. They will either go in the Samaritan's Purse shoeboxes at church, or they will go to the infant clothing shop that my step-mom's church runs.

 I finished listening to Anxious for Nothing by Max Lucado with Scribd.  I also just finished reading Thimble Summer. It's was the 1939 Newbery Medal book by Elizabeth Enright (Rinehart).

 I recently began listening to The Printed Letter Bookshop by Katherine Reay. It's our book club selection this month. It's a bit hard to follow, but I'm hoping as I get further in I will enjoy it more.

Well, it's time to think about supper. There. I thought about it. Tee hee! Have a homemade, handmade, heartmade thrifty week! 

P.S  If you use my link, you'll get a 2 month free trial of Scribd, and I will get a free month as well. I'm not an affiliate, it's just a neat perk that they have for their subscribers who tell their friends.

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57 Finished Books
Goal 50 60

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  1. Just 3 from your goal! Almost there.

  2. Oh dear I hate ripping things out, especially if I have gotten quite a bit done. It and the other are pretty. Good reading there too. Much lov and prayers!

    1. Oh, me too, Michelle. I finished that little hat and gave it to a young mom-to-be in our church who is due at Christmas time.I'm sorry that this got lost in my email. I get so much. I keep trying to figure out a better way to handle it all.  I'll keep trying.Hugs,Laura

  3. Very nice beanies you have made and its nice some are going to charity. That is great you are so close to your reading goal for the year.

    1. Hello,
      It is exciting to meet my reading goal. I actually just met it and raised it. Thanks so much for writing to me.


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