Friday, August 28, 2009

Moving backwards

I've done a lot of reading this summer. So many books, in fact, that I'm having a hard time remembering them all. So I'll begin with the most recent - that my brain can handle.

A new author to me is Maeve Binchy. She's written many books and fortunately, the library has most of them. So it may be a Binchy binge for the next while. "Quentins" was a delightful read - a look into the lives of a number of interesting people, the morals of some being questionable. But for the most part, the consequences of poor decisions come through loud and clear. It's written in the tone of the Jan Karon/Father Tim novels (which I love, by the way). Set in Ireland, this story made me want to visit that country even more.

Another "Hats for the Homeless" project down - 6 to go. (I may have to revise that New Year's goal - too many other "must knits" seem to come along). Again, I used Paton's Classic Merino Wool. I can get it for a really good price at Michaels with a 40 or 50% off coupon. Wool is lovely to work with and warm for winter. The basics of the Classic WWII watchcap pattern have been memorized, so the stitch pattern is the only thing that has to be concentrated on.


Nancy said...

What an attractive hat. I love the texture.

I haven't done any reading this summer, and I don't know why. I haven't even listened to many audio books. Hopefully, that will change as autumn arrives.

Aneta said...

Maeve Binchy is one of my mother-in-law's favorite authors, so she has a whole whack of 'em. I've read a few. She is a great author for exactly the reasons you wrote about. I actually got a movie out of the library based on one of her books... can't think of it, now, but I really enjoyed it. I'll let you know when I find that 'file'. :)