What I’m reading

Finished up the last of the HeartStrings blocks and plan to pack them and assemble the top in GA after all our company leaves. It will be hectic until Tuesday afternoon but then we’ll have a few quite days. I’m SOOOO glad I splurged for my birthday last year and bought a sewing machine for there.

Packed some knitting to take along too. The Votex shawl is coming along well and I might even be able to finish it. It’s hard to tell really because I’m not sure how many more rows I have and the rows get longer and longer. I’ve got a couple small projects too just in case.

Your comments were interesting on the question of how much you’d pay for a knitting pattern. I do understand that it takes a lot of time to write, test, and publish a pattern … I’ve not written a knitting pattern but certainly have provided a lot of quilting instructions.

As I said when I responded to several comments, at a certain price point, I’m going to opt to spend my money on a book that has multiple patterns AND one that I can look at before I buy … Or in the case of Amazon, return it if its not what I expected. And speaking of books, a new one arrived today … Knitting on the Edge

In other reading …
My current audiobook is Colonel Roosevelt . I’m really enjoying this one and have enjoyed the two previous ones … I may actually be adapting to listening to a book although it’s reserved just for knitting. I still prefer to read a book myself.

My current Kindle book is The Distant Land of my Father, a novel of Shanghai.

I also bought the book To Our Children’s Children: Preserving Family Histories for Generations to Come. I’m reading though it and choosing questions I’d like my Mom to answer for me about herself and her family. I email her one a day and so far she’s been really good about answering. I’m already learning things about her that I didn’t know even with having asked her a lot this last year or so since I’ve been working on the family genealogy.

And one last book related item. Overdrive has updated their app and it’s much easier to use. I’m too cheap to buy audiobooks (talk about expensive!!!) so I use Overdrive to borrow them from my local library. They also have lots of ebooks but I share my Kindle books with my Mom and sister so I usually just buy them from Amazon. If you haven’t checked it out, you should!

6 thoughts on “What I’m reading

  1. Angie

    I haven’t used Overdrive with our library recently, so thanks for mentioning they had updated it.
    I have a newer Kindle, but I find myself listening to books more and more. I download them to my small Sanza Fuze which fits in my pocket much nicer than other players I have (apple). I love to audiobooks as I can do so many other things while I’m “reading”. :o)

  2. Leanne

    I LOVE audio books, it lets me multi task. usually while gardening or sewing. Audible.com is my fav place to get books quick downloads and often have ‘new books’ – I pay a monthly sub which gives you free tokens. They often have sales too. I also borrow downloads from the library but usually a waiting list.
    Off to check out your book recommendations.
    Love Leanne NZ

  3. Anne Simonot

    I got my son to set up the Overdrive app on my phone for me; before that I had never listened to an audiobook either. Borrowing them from the library works for me! I too prefer to read a book myself, but it is handy when sewing, cooking, or cleaning.

  4. Dianne King

    Let me know how you like Distant Land of My Father, Mollie. It was one of my favorite reads last year!

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