I’ve not too much to talk about here today, but here I am, nevertheless. I’m working along on my Sideways Shawl:
I’m a good two-thirds the way through it at this point.
Last night Sheri posted in her blog the details for the second Camp Loopy project, so I have ordered my yarn for that. As Sheri details in her blog post, if you purchase your yarn for your Camp project from The Loopy Ewe this week, you’ll get a 20% discount on your yarn purchase.
I’m not one to pass up a bargain, so I have purchased my yarn. I am once again using Three Irish Girls Cashmerino Worsted — that’s what I used for my first Camp project. It is spendy, but it is lovely lovely yarn, and a 20% discount is sweet!
When my yarn arrives I’ll post a pic and I’ll talk about what I’m going to knit then. It’s a bit of a departure for me and I’m looking forward to it. And it is all part of a Grand Scheme.
She announced publication last week so I immediately purchased the Kindle version. I was finishing up a book, so started reading it within a day of purchase.
I’ll be the first to admit that I bought it because it is written by someone I know, someone I have met in Real Life. And as I started reading it, that thought was uppermost in my mind. “I know the author. I know the author.”
By the time I was about a quarter of the way through this book I completely forgot about the fact that I know the author was was completely immersed in the story. I read every chance I got — I went so far as to read it on my commute instead of knitting. I finished it at lunchtime today. After I finished it I remembered: “Wow, someone I know wrote this!”
What an enjoyable read. The characters were interesting, three-dimensional, and realistic and the story compelling enough to make me happy to forego my commuter knitting to read on the train and during lunch. There was a wee bit of knitting content, and humor and sadness, and after reading it I was very happy that I did so.
I love to read and I’ll read just about anything . . . as long as it is well-written. And sadly, lately, I have accidentally purchased a lot of poorly-written stuff that was self-published as an e-book.
Bowling Avenue so very much does not fall into this category. I thoroughly enjoyed it and am in awe of Ann for having written it. Ann, I do hope this is the first of many novels!
Ann just posted on Mason-Dixon Knitting that there will be a book party in Nashville next Monday, June 18. That’s nine days before I am going to be in Nashville. Rats! Timing is not my strong point. Ann, I’ll be there in spirit!
“I’d rather nap than read.”