Wednesday, December 05, 2012

{yarn along} eight more rows

I really thought I'd have my Springtime Bandit finished by this week, but life is getting busier and the rows are getting longer and more complex, and yarn-over, purl one, yarn-over is a huge hassle... I'll have it done by next week!

Last week, I made my way through By the Light of the Study Lamp, which is the first Dana Girls mystery, Cherry Ames, Companion Nurse, and The Ghost at the Waterfall, another of the Vicki Barr Flight Stewardess mysteries.

Now I'm starting The Clue in the Patchwork Quilt, one of the Judy Bolton mysteries. How could I not reserve it from the library with that title? I haven't gotten to the quilt yet, but they're searching the drawers of her grandmother's treadle sewing machine for her will because that was where Grandma kept all of her important papers. I wonder if sewing machine cabinets with gargoyles on the drawers actually exist...

At the top of my stack of books to read is Death of a Schoolgirl by Joanna Campbell Slan, the first in her new series of Jane Eyre Mysteries. I've never read Jane Eyre, but I've loved all of this author's other mysteries, so I'm eager to check this one out. (And she's offered to give away twelve mysteries to my readers, one a day starting on Friday -- be sure to come back and enter every day!)

For more fun projects to drool over, check out On the Needles at Patchwork Times and Work in Progress Wednesdays at Tami's Amis


karen said...

Oh I do hope you get your project done! I love a deadline but I also love when a knitting project is completed. I loved Jane Eyre so I'll look into the series.

Michelle said...

Hopefully, this will be the week you finish your Springtime Bandit!

Spinster Beth said...

I find it very tedious to yarn-over with purl stitches. It just feels awkward!

I read the first four Cherry Ames books. It was so interesting to read about a time when girls went to Nursing Schools instead of universities to learn nursing, and it was so much simpler then! I loved the ones I read.

Dar said...

Your purple project is coming along nicely. You'll finish it eventually. I'm with you on reading though. When I get started, I don't get much else done. I am going to check out some of the titles you mentioned. I love mysteries and those sounded good, especially the Jane Eyre series. Thanks for sharing.

straythreads said...

I think I'll add those to my reading list beautiful pattern you are knitting

Judy S. said...

Fun to read your list of old titles which brought back lots of memories! Good luck with your project!


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