Swatching & lists

The last few weeks have been filled with all sorts of exciting things, and very many lists - Christmas lists, shopping lists, to-do lists, lists of things to get ready before the end of term (costumes, teacher gifts), lists of blog posts to publish, and so it goes on.

Despite the lists, do you know what I've been doing? You may not believe it when I tell you, but.... I've been swatching! Yes, ME - swatching! I know, it's rather uncharacteristic but it's actually incredibly enjoyable - different yarns, needles, stitch combinations. I'm not ready to show you any more than this at the moment, but you can expect some new designs to be popping up soon!
Swatching. And more swatching.
There has also been some late-night reading. I starteMr Penumbra's 24-hour Bookstore at the weekend and got so carried away it's already finished (and I have the eye-baggage to prove it!). It's the tale of a tech-loving nerd whose web design job falls through, so he goes to work in a shop filled with antiquated books... but he quickly realises that all is not what it seems. There are only a few customers and they don't actually buy anything, instead borrowing books which he is forbidden to look at. Using his tech know-how and the almighty power of Google, he sets about on an epic journey of discovery. I won't tell you any more, but if you love the smell of  books, yet read on a Kindle (like me!) you will probably find a lot to relate to as well as enjoying the story.

I have some craft books to tell you about too, but that'll have to wait for another post as I'm almost late for puppy school! Back soon...


  1. Good for you on swatching. I get so lazy and do the half-assed ones for stuff for me. I really should wash and block too. That book sounds lovely. I'll check to see if it's on my to-read list.

  2. Gonna go check out that book, see if it's at my library....thanks!

  3. Sounds interesting - I will check it out.

  4. That's a great book! I just started reading the Divergent series by Veronica Roth and staying up to late because I can't put it down. It is such a quick and entertaining read. Happy List Making!


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