5.04.2009

Rain+Fire+Book+Yarn

Equals a very good way to spend the weekend.

fire, book, yarn, good

*Knit a few rounds, read a chapter, add log to fire. Repeat from * until sock and book are finished.

I had some very nice company.



"Mom, who's the fastest finger knitter?" he asked.

"You are son," I answered.

After turning one ball of yarn into eight feet of finger-knit i-cord, he asked for more yarn.

even villains have a soft spot for wool

Even villains have a soft spot for wool.

About the book I read: I don't usually read romance novels, so I was quite surprised by myself when I picked up a paperback novel from the New Release section of our library. I think it was the basket of yarn on the cover that drew me in. Reading the back of the book clenched the deal: small Vermont town, knitting shop, sorcerer's daughter, warlocks, sprites, vampires, witches, Mr. Right (you know, all the usual fairytale creatures).

I brought the book home, but didn't think I'd actually read it. Then it started raining and my outside plans were cancelled. I picked up the book and finished it within 24 hours. It was highly indulgent and completely enjoyable. Most of the books I choose to read require a dictionary and over-extend my level of reading comprehension. Not this book.

"The joy of life pretty much arrives around the same time as my third cup of coffee and the fourth round on my latest socks-in-progress," says Chloe Hobbs, heroine of Casting Spells by Barbara Bretton.

Now that's my kind of lady. I bet she even has a messy house.

27 comments:

  1. Now that is my favorite way to spend the weekend: a good book, yummy yarn, and great company.

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  2. Sweet. Now that you're done with the romance novel you can read the book about chickens. ;)

    Glad you had a lovely weekend!

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  3. My favorite kind of weekend. It is nice to have a break now and then. I'll have to check out the library for this book. Sounds like a great knitting, rainy day kind of read. =)

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  4. That my friend sounds like a perfect weekend!
    I'm thinking the Fastest Finger Knitter needs a Superhero costume with FFK on the chest!

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  5. I am such a sucker for a great book referral...I am number one on the waiting list at my library for your weekend read. Sometimes our weekends turn out better than we planned them to. Sherry

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  6. All of that sounds absolutely delightful! Finger knitting - that reminded me of the cat's cradle game we used to play as kids.

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  7. ummm...a distinct lack of mojitos in this post. Just saying.
    Looks really cozy though. Sweet.

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  8. sounds like a great weekend. your son does a fantastic job! i hope to teach my two to knit and crochet....it is so relaxing and rewarding.

    :) karen

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  9. oh, I can easily follow that pattern without even having to write it down!

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  10. Lovely way to wrap up a post. I am still laughing.

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  11. love that picture of you two knitting together :^)

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  12. Sounds like the perfect way to spend a weekend! It is raining here too. Tonight I have knitting, reading and puzzle putting together on the agenda. Busy night. :o)

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  13. Sounds like a productive, yet relaxing weekend. The finger knit i-cord is awesome!

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  14. You made my day! I'm glad my book added a little enjoyment to your weekend.

    PS: Your son's finger-knitting is incredible. That's the first time I've ever seen it and . . . wow!

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  15. Sound like you had a great weekend! And I have to check out that book ;)

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  16. Forgive me Molly, but I had to draw a breath when I saw your picture. I know you don't want to hear this (giggle) but you look just like your Mom. OMG!

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  17. Sometimes its so good and satisfying to read something that is easy. And non brain and word comprehension taxing. With yarn on the cover.

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  18. I would love to learn finger knitting. And I would love to have a fireplace. :)

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  19. Sounds like a wonderful weekend! Although the fire would be sorely out of place down here, the book + rain + yarn still = a great day!

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  20. this post was a treat to me on a very rough day, a reminder of the basic steps it takes to unwind. sorry I'm late in letting you know, but thank you still for being so very real (messy house, romance novel, ...)

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  21. Sounds like you made the most of the rain. I'm ready for sun now :)

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  22. I hope you got your eggs I left yesterday. I didn't knock since I hadn't warned you first and it was still somewhat early. I'm currently reading "Twilight", which I never thought I'd read. It seemed so teeny bopper. Yeah, um, I'm getting the next one in the series too.

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  23. A perfect combination!

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  24. Would you consider doing a finger knitting tutorial?
    And I've given you the lemonade stand award:
    http://theforestroom.blogspot.com/2009/05/lemonade-stand.html

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