Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Knitting & reading


This is what happens when you leave your knitting outside during the night. It got wet. We were so tired last night that I left my knitting bag on the porch and there was a big shower early this morning. Oh well, luckily it was the cotton project I'm working on (potholders again), not the wool one. This will dry a lot sooner, I think.
I finished reading four books by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee and I think that is enough for now. It's fun to read them, but the idea of stash building (or actually not being able to do that) started to haunt me and that's not fun at all (not her fault, I'm just susceptible to worrying right now.
The book in the picture I found in the free library at the supermarket. It's an older book (1970's) by a CuraƧaoan woman about a girl moving to the Netherlands and then back to the island and how she copes with all things related to that. I hope it's a bit more uplifting than the cover suggests, but I really want to learn more about the people on this island.
This morning I'm also driving into town to pick up my order from Amazon. It took a month to arrive here and I have to pay taxes before I get it, but then I will be the owner of Elizabeth Zimmerman's 'The Opinionated Knitter'.
It's been on my wishlist ever since Amanda wrote about it, so I'm really happy about this. Can't wait to start reading it!

Linking up with Kat's Unraveled Wednesday

12 comments:

  1. I would love to read that Elizabeth Zimmerman book but it is not easy to find. Your knitting looks so fresh.

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    1. I bought it from Amazon, but it was quite expensive. I got a giftcard for my birthday and decided this was the moment to splurge ;-)

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  2. The potholders look very summery. E. Z. is always a good read.

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    1. She is! I already have Knitting without tears and The knitters almanac and love them.

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  3. I loved The Opinionated Knitter and I think you will too! EZ is just what is needed on any given day! I love the picture book as well!

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    1. I've been reading bits and pieces of it and love it already. I like that it has some personal bits too.

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  4. I was never the opinionated knitter fan. But that doesnt mean a thing! We are all different. Some love her way of speaking to knitters!

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    1. We can agree to disagree, can't we? ;-) I can understand why someone wouldn't like her style of writing, but I love it. I am not a pattern follower at all, so I love her 'pithy explanations'. They help me to work out my own knitting experiments.

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  5. If you don't get enough rain there Indiana can loan you a few tons!!! We are just about underwater here.

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    1. Oh, sorry to hear that! We actually have more rain then normally in June too, but that's still just an occasional shower.

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  6. oh no! I hope it dried out easily. I have never done that one....yet!

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  7. It did! And that was a first for me too ;-)

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