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A GREAT Book

October 28, 2008


I just finished a really good book that I’d highly recommend. I love reading but unfortunately it’s been a long time since I’ve read a really good one that I didn’t want to put down….this is it!

And (I feel like a huge dork saying this) it made me want to get back into knitting. I started my craftiness as a middle schooler with cross stitch and needlepoint projects and took up quilting in college. I’ve knit before but my stitches are always way too tight and I get frustrated.

But today I visited my local knitting shop and received some pointers on what I was doing wrong. So I’m off an running on a simple scarf just to get me back into it. Hopefully after that I’ll tackle more difficult projects!

Go read!

PS – Isn’t it just THE WORST when you finish a great book and wish there was more. Harumph! Now I have to find a new great book πŸ™‚ Anyone have any suggestions?

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Robin Dini Photography

I’m going to have to read that. Sounds awesome. I’m a total knitting nerd. I make a new scarf for each winter. Two Christmas’ ago, I made scarves for everyone in my family! I’ll help you out sometime if you need tips πŸ™‚

I wanna start a book club! maybe I’ll start a knitting book club!

Orchard Cove Photography

I LOVE John Irving and thought the Cider House Rules was so awesome in book form (although the movie WAS pretty good too!)

E. Broderick Photography

I also suggest Water for Elephants. One of the best books I’ve read in recent memory. A favorite from long ago, “A Prayer for Owen MEany” by John Irving. Also “Cider House Rules” also by J. Irving. I could go on and on…

Salty Grapes Photography

I was just going to suggest Water for Elephants… dang, Carla beat me to it! =) Oooh! I’m off to add this to my library list. Thanks for the tip. I plan on doing lots of crocheting this winter! (Makes an excellent lap warmer on chilly nights… well, in addition to a pooch.) =)

HARUMPH? LOL!!!!!
You are so cute Miss Amanda!

WATER FOR ELEPHANTS by Sara Gruen

Seriously!!! Read it!

I am going to have to get it! I have only ever knitted a scarf and my sister did all the complex techniques for me! πŸ˜‰ Good luck!!!

Orchard Cove Photography

I so want to read Comfort Food and now will look forward to the sequel!

Kate Jacobs is actually putting out a sequel to Friday Night Knitting which I think comes out next month…..

I loved this book too! I don’t know how to knit, but after reading the book, it’s on my to-do list of things to learn. Kate Jacobs has another book out – it’s called Comfort Food. I actually just finished it and loved it too!

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