Thursday, November 1, 2012

Jumble post

A jumble of starts, finishes and thrifty finds.

First this yarn.  Cascade Eco Duo.  Feels like duck down and marshmallow fluff.  There was only one (rather expensive) ball left at my LYS, and I grabbed it.  At 197 yards, there wasn't much I could do with it, so I hunted down this skinny granny pattern on Ravelry.  You can make it with an H hook, faster than it took me to write this post.
I finally finished reading Kristin Lavransdatter by Sigrid Undset.  I usually don't attack Nobel prize winning literature that runs to 1,124 pages, but I really enjoyed this book.   It was the kind of story you could pick up after ignoring it for a week and slip back into it, comfortable as an old robe.  So if you're interested in reading about the life of Kristin in 14th century Norway, and you're not in a hurry, I highly recommend it.
I followed it up with a quick read by Lauren Groff .
Even though it bore high praise from Stephen King ( I haven't read a Stephen King novel in ages, but his reviews on other books are usually spot on), and the title contained the word "monsters",  it was not a horror story.  I swallowed this in 2 days, and have already sent for her latest book.

On a recent thrift store jaunt I found a few Christmas ornaments for $1.  Always a good deal!
Also for $1, an embroidered brown gingham half apron.  The yellow one I found on etsy.  I think I will be wearing one of these for Thanksgiving dinner.
I'm almost done quilting my scrap quilt, and have only a few rows to go on my granny blanket, so I gave myself permission to start another quilt.
I'm going for a walk now.  The rain has stopped, the sky is a blue bowl filled with white fluffy clouds, and the breeze is soft.  My favorite kind of weather, which doesn't last long here in the valley.  Enjoy your day!!


  1. Oh my, I remember reading Kristin Lavransdatter years ago. It is a terrific book. I think I remember reading, and I could be wrong, that this book and the Bible are the only two books that have never been out of print since they were first published. Now the Bible I believe, could it be true about KL?

  2. Love your thrifty finds, especially that apron!! Enjoy your walk and blue skies!!
    xoxo Debbie

    P.S. I just read your "about" and almost spit out my coffee. I thought I was the only one with thread covered pajamas :)

  3. I love your jumble post Lynne! The scarf is gorgeous, the book sounds good! I am an avid reader and always on the look out for anything new to read. The vintage finds are awesome! And your quilts are always fabulous! I hope you enjoyed your walk :)

  4. The new scarf is beautiful, thanks for the link to the pattern.
    You were lucky at the thrift store and you will look adorable in the new apron.
    The quilt top is looking good also, and you can never start a new project too early.

  5. Hi dear Lynne, I really like your crochet scarf.. The color is so soft I like it. And also I have written the book's and the author's names as I want to find this book maybe in Turkish translation...
    All happy days..

  6. Thanks so much for the link to the scarf pattern. I've already watched several of her tutorials.....really great for a beginner like me! Yours is lovely!

  7. 14th century Norway? I am so there. Thank you for the recommendation! Your day sounds lovely. We are still dodging the raindrops here, yuck. Maybe I should start a new quilt, too?

  8. I have to say I am full of admiration for anyone who can read such a very long book, and just as much for anyone who can write one. It must have been a really good book is all I can say. Well done. I remember making an apron when I was at junior school. We had to have one to wear when we sat down for lunch. My how times have changed. Philippa xx


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