Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Stitching and Reading ~ October 14, 2020

Hello everyone! I hope that you're enjoying a lovely October. I've the day off today, so in addition to regular housework, I hope to spend some time with my knitting and my books. I work three days a week, and I try to either read or knit or both at lunch time each day, also. 

What's on my needles...

These are my crazy scrappy socks. I've either knitted with these yarns in the past, or a friend has given me her scraps. Thank you Jean!

These are a pair that I'm making for a gift. You're probably wondering about all the little markers. They are five rows apart so that I can just count them up and be sure I have an equal amount of stitches. This pair was started on two separate sets of needles. When I got to the cuff, I put them on the same needles.

What's on my reading pile...

Too many books to list! You can see my Goodreads list here. While you're there, let's be friends!

While I knit, I've been listening to On the Banks of Plum Creek by my childhood heroine, Laura Ingalls Wilder. Read here about why I now know that Ma Was the True Heroine.

I also have a book on my Kindle reader that I've been enjoying. It's a Christmas book, of course, since I start reading Christmas books in September. Yes, it's a review book, but I'm really enjoying it. It's An Ivy Hill Christmas by Julie Klassen. Yes, the book is just as good as that yummy cover. 

I've put links below to both books on Amazon. I'm an affiliate, and I appreciate you starting here when you do your Amazon shopping. There's also a link at the top of my sidebar. Every little bit helps. ~smile~ I also put a link for Scribd down below. I use it almost daily. I'm listening to On the Banks of Plum Creek on it right now. 

Blessings to all of you!
Remember... keep busy.
Focus on the positive. 

Have a homemade, handmade, heartmade thrifty week! 

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  1. I love your scrappy socks. That would be a good name for them if you sell them. Sweet. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

    1. Thank you for your kindness!
      I think I will finish them this week.
      They take so many hours to knit, I don't think I could sell them!

      Be blessed!

  2. Those socks are cute! I think I may be crocheting socks/slippers for Christmas gifts this year. One of my daughters remarked that she misses the slippers I crocheted for all the family several years ago. On my crochet hook is a bunny. I saw it my crochet book I got for mothers day. I'm reading From the White House to The Amish by Katrina Lee Hoover. Have a great weekend!

    1. Thank you Regina. I've thought about slippers as well. Oh, I'll bet the bunny is cute. It's been a long time since I've crocheted anything like that. That title sounds intriguing!Blessings,Laura


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