Sunday, April 4, 2010

I've just returned from Africa

In this age of video it is possible to travel to distant lands without leaving your seat. That's what I have been doing in my spare time for the last few days. One of my favourite book series is "The #1 Ladies' Detective Agency" by Alexander McCall Smith. A friend put me on to the fact that there is a TV series based on the books. I've been devouring the DVDs and have been captivated by the scenery and customs of Botswana, Africa at the same time. You can get the flavour of the people through the printed word, but for the beauty of the countryside you need to have visual. Highly recommended! (and available at my local library to boot!)

My last pair of socks turned out so "me" that they stayed in my sock drawer rather than become gifts. The yarn is a mystery since I've lost the ball band, but it's a wool/nylon blend of some sort, knitted in my standard plain sock pattern. It's almost too warm to be wearing wool socks now, though. Time for cotton.

3 comments:

Aneta said...

I started reading that series, but it just didn't grab me enough to actually finish the book. I can't really say why.. maybe I had too many other books on the go. I'd like to try the series, though. I'll have to put a hold on that! Thanks for the tip.
Nice socks, btw!!

Karen said...

Nice sockies! Can't wait to make my first pair!

PJ said...

I read most of the series while I was in Ireland...loved it! I think they were advertising the show near the end of my trip, but I never watched an episode.
Those socks are awesome! I love the colors.