Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Halloween knitting

This witch's hat, a free pattern from Maggie's Rags, has been on my to-knit list since before Ravelry.  Over the years, I went through several different yarn choices, without ever casting any of it on, then I found several skeins of black Lopi at an estate sale for fifty cents each. That was going to be my witch's hat, when I finally got around to knitting it. 

Why knit myself a witch's hat? Because I can, and because I've got the right yarn. It'll keep my fingers busy while I'm watching TV late at night. This looks like fantastic mindless knitting, since there's just one increase at the beginning of each round. 

I'm still re-reading Nancy Drew books. I'm not sure if I read these two as a child or not. That hot pink cover with the robot isn't something I remember, but the story is familar, either because I have read it or because there were always swindlers in those books. I'm not sure about the Invisible Intruder either. The cover is familiar, but that might just be because it used to be on the end papers. That's the whole reason I'm reading this one -- I had to find out which book had a stingray on the front!

Judy S recommended Confessions of a Teen Sleuth: A Parody. I think this book has everyone in it! And now I want to go look up some Cherry Ames books at the library. I never read any of those....


Ruth said...

If you can find Cherry Ames books at your library, you will be lucky! Most libraries removed Cherry Ames from their shelves years ago.
She was a fun little nurse who went from case to case, helping take care of people, and solving mysteries as she went.
A secondhand bookstore might actually be a better place to look. Amazon too.

Unknown said...

I was a huge Nancy Drew fan as a child. Now my daughter devours the books!

Angela said...

My second daughter is just delving in to Nancy Drew. What a great idea to snag some spookier ones for Halloween. I remember some Cherry Ames, too. borrowed them froma friend's mom when I was a kid - such a throwback! Great if you can find them.

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Denise :) said...

I think I may have told you I adored Nancy Drew books, growing up! I'll definitely have to check out the parody!! :)


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