Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Yarn Along

Joining Ginny for a Yarn Along .. a little reading, a little knitting, a little photography..

Wow, it's been quite some time since I've posted a Yarn Along.

I have been reading, a lot, mostly due to the fact that my asthma kicked in again with a vengeance which meant I spend a lot of time sitting, but with out room to knit. So I've been reading, right up to when we bought the lap top. Now I've been wasting countless hours playing The Sims 3. 

This is what I've read:

The Second Short Life of Bree Tanner, Ship Breaker, and Acorna Books 1-3.

It took me a long time to get through Ship Breaker, I'm not sure why. It is a post apocalyptic book. It's good, but not awesome. The first few chapters were my favorite and then it got I don't know .. blah. Not a book I'd recommend.

Bree Tanner was all right. It doesn't have chapters so its hard to find a stopping place. I won't be reading that one again either.

Acorna though, perfection. I was in the library a few weeks ago and I was thinking about sci-fi. One of my favorite sci-fi authors is Anne McCaffrey. She wrote the Dragon Riders of Pern series plus the Rowan series so I thought I might read them again. Sadly, they didn't not have the book I wanted to read, but had another series she co-authored with Elizabeth Ann Scarborough. The series is about a woman/alien named Acorna. It is fast paced, filled with interesting characters, and holds your attention. Acorna is well thought out and the supportive characters have depth. I am definitely recommending this book.

I do manage to knit a few rows here and there. I am nearly done with the hedgehog part of my hedgehog/squirrel. The squirrel still needs a tail, which I will finish as soon as I purchase a pom-pom maker. I learned how to crochet while making the hedgehog. I had to ask my Mom for help (who has crocheted in the past) to figure out I was supposed to do after I slipped the stitch, but after that it went great. It is looking really, really cute. Stomper is going to love it Christmas morning!

1 comment:

  1. He is going to love it :) I've been meaning to work on another toy but I just don't feel like it. ::sigh::

    I haven't been knitting much either, opting for sleep. I usually only knit at night after everyone else has gone to bed.


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