Are you getting prepared for the big Super Bowl party? What foods will you serve? What will occupy your hands as the teams battle it out on the field? I'm thinking I'll finish up a couple of knitting projects and try to catch all those cool advertisements. And Of Course, EAT! Okay, here's a list of delish recipes which I'll prepare in my kitchen.
While I'm walking the Emerald Coast Beaches of Florida, I'm contemplating what books I want to read in the near future--here is a list I found of books that some say should be read!! Well, walking on the beach, I'm thinking--I want to read a trashy romance novel!!!
War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy*
Ulysess by James Joyce*
Moby-Dick by Herman Melville*
Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace*
The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien*
The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky*
Les Miserables by Victor Hugo*
Pride & Predjudice by Jane Austen*
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee*
In Search of Lost Time by Marcel Proust
Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov*
Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell*
Gravity’s Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte*
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez*
Catch-22 by Joseph Heller*
Wuthering Heights Emily Bronte*
How many of these books have you read or want to read?
This mystery will last several months--how can you resist when you can take your time to do this?? And the pattern is free!!!
Yarn: 1 skein Kells Sport (330 yds) from Three Irish Girls; ANY sport that is not single ply or loosely plied will be fine. Needles: US 6 (4mm), 32“ circular or size that will get you gauge Crochet Hook: F,G, or H Other: 270 #6 beads, beading hook (or dental floss) Gauge: 20 sts and 28 rows = 4“ (blocked)
It’s a complete mystery! You don’t know what you are knitting. Each month, January - May, a new piece of the knitting puzzle will be reveled in the K.O.M. River’s Knitting Guild group page.
The KAL is free and anyone is welcome to join us! When you arrive at the group page, chime in so we know you are ready to play and I’ll add you to the participant list.
January: Here is the hard part:
Let’s begin: Using the Crochet Chain Cast on, CO 1083 sts.
Yes. Seriously. 1083 sts. You have a month to do it. (well, we don't have quite a month left) It’s not hard, it’s just tedious. I would recommend you place a stitch marker every 50 - 100 stitches, double checking the count before moving on. It makes it easier to keep track and when you are finished you know you have the correct number of sts.
I so Love Mysteries--don't you know that by now?? And I LOVE this designer--Fiddleknits. Sign up for this shawl knit, which begins April 1st--that's plenty of time to get my yarn and finish up other patterns. Check out the pattern on Fiddleknits designs on Ravelry.
Here are the colors for the year, so you can look through your stash.....................
January: Royal Blue
February: Grenadine (Deep Pink)
March: Sagebrush (Light Green)
April: Baby Yellow
June: Baby Pink
July: Azure (Turquoise)
August: Really Red
September: Mustard (Gold)
October: Bittersweet (Orange)
November: Caramel (Light Brown)
December: Peacock or Pine Green (Teal/Green) Check out Cherie's Website If you are on Ravelry, go to the forum and get the pattern for FREE! This is designed for both knitters and crochets! Let's all become big Squares!
While at my mother's house, I sorted through some of her paperwork and looked for her medical information, especially the Living Will. As I was searching through some of the cabinets and drawers, I came across this small box. Of course, I was curious and opened it. There, what to my wandering eyes was this woven necklace! I had forgotten all about it! Once made and out of my hands and heart, it is not remembered. But, here was this piece I had made, oh maybe 20 years ago. My mother had saved it--mostly, never worn; still intact, dust free, and packed into the back of a drawer. Did she bring it out to look at? Or did she just put it away for me to find some day? I can't ask her as she doesn't remember even the smallest things. How would she remember this from 20 + years ago? It doesn't really matter--at least, it has been found! And memories abound for me!