Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Yarn along.....

From Ginny, the founder of "Yarn Along"~ Two of my favorite things are knitting and reading, and the evidence of this often shows up in my photographs. I love seeing what other people are knitting and reading as well. So, what are you knitting or crocheting right now? What are you reading? Take a single photo and share it either on your blog or on Flickr. Leave a link below to share your photo with the rest of us! ~ It's all about slippers this week....slippers for the little feet that run around on our chilly floors during the winter. I have finished Gracie's. Hers are the bright pink variegated yarn ( she also has a pair for her doll) Luke's are camouflage (no doll slippers ;-) Kimmy's are on the needles. I use this easy pattern for kids slippers and the charity slippers I make.School is back in session and I'm reading a lot of "polar region" books. Books about penguins and Antarctica and polar bears and the North Pole.
Shadows of Society Hill is the read aloud I am reading to Mark and Grace for history. It is an American Girl Mystery book. It is set in Post Civil War times and is keeping us all on the edge of our seats.
I decided to take part in the "Take a Chance reading Challenge". Hopefully it will keep me on track to enjoy some "grown-up" books throughout the year.
The first challenge I took was the Random Bestseller pick. Go to Random.org and, using the True Random Number Generator, enter the number 1950 for the min. and 2010 for the max. and then hit generate. Then go to this site and find the year that Random.org generated for you and click on it. Then find the bestseller list for the week that would contain your birthday for that year. Choose one of the bestsellers from the list that comes up, read it and write about it.
I got the year 1994 and number one on the list for the date of my birthday was Pope John Paul II's book Crossing the Threshold of Hope. I was very excited to see this at the top of the list. I plan on using it during my quiet prayer time in the morning for this month
Another book on the list for 1994 was The Lottery Winner by Mary Higgins Clark (my favorite "for fun" author). I read this before, probably in 1994, and am looking forward to starting it...and once I start a Mary Higgins Clark book I usually finish it that same day..(sorry kids and house).
I posted a Yarn Along post last week....you can check it out over here.

9 comments:

Anke said...

Your slippers turned out really cute. I had to bookmark the pattern page, might just have to make some for my girls.

Spinneretta said...

Cool ideas. My year was 1961. I think something is telling me I really need to read To Kill a Mockingbird... ;)

nocton4 said...

cute slippers
interesting reading list, must go look at that site x

Joy said...

All the knitting and reading looks great! Love the slippers!

Jarka said...

my grandma showed me how to knit slippers last week! I will make some...but not now...maybe next winter...dreaming about too many projects already :D

Meredith said...

Slippers! Wonderful and we're waiting til next week to crank up again :) Happy New Year!!

Rosina {Rosy ~ Posy} said...

Your slippers turned out beautifully and I love the colors :) Looks like you have a lot of great books to read to. I'm going to have to check out the site you mentioned :) Happy new year!

S/V Mari Hal-O-Jen said...

My dd used that camo yarn to make a scarf for a friend - it was fun to knit with!

Elisa said...

Great looking slippers! I'm wearing some right now that my grandmother made. That is fun...the random book picker. I got one I've never heard of!