30 April 2010

Die Maske des Ra

One of the few times I was actually reading an english language book in translation, I normally go with the originals. The book is a mystery about how Thutmosis II died and once I got over the inital stuffiness of the protagonist it was a quick read.

Previously I finished reading Guns, Germs and Steel by Jared Diamond and as I had already read his Collapse of Societies it did fit with that quite well.

I am now reading McCarthy's Bar about a guy visiting bars with his last name (McCarthy) in the name.

29 April 2010

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday to my Brother who is turning 39 today!

26 April 2010

Quilting again?

It's been quite a while since I had a hankering to do any sewing. But Bonnie's pattern that she is going to sew with her overabundance of 2" stripes is giving me the itch. Of course there is an unfinished Jared (and I have dug out some of the parts this weekend) plus some chore type sewing: fixing MyGuy's T-Shirt and sewing up Cory's secong bag, but at least I had the need to sort some fabric.

Aparently I am not the only one: SoScrappy is at it too.

09 April 2010

Knitting Slump

Currently I am not knitting much, mostly because all the current works in progress have a problem that I need to fix:

- Lace and Cable toe up socks: I can not count to 4 and have messed up the cable bit on the first sock

- March Mystery Sock at Sock Knitters Anonymus: I made assumptions instead of looking at the chart and messet up the second bit on the first clue on the first sock

- Mindless Sock: can not make up my mind on the pattern

- Knotty gloves: Spring and Gloves? no inspiration

- Selbu Gloves: see Knotty gloves

So instead I have been swatching for an Avocet B cardigan with yarn that should come out at 21 stitches (I need 20 for the pattern), but I get 17. Oh well, try again.

At least that means I currently read a good deal more, I read 3 books within the last week: two Kate Fansler mysteries by Amanda Cross and one urban fantasy by Patricia Briggs.