Ruffled Roses by Sue Garman. I am working on the twenty-four 6-inch-finished basket blocks. They are really a great exercise in improving my accuracy, as there is not much room for error. Seventeen of the 24 are done. Here area few of them on my “design chair”:
We took a road trip to North Myrtle Beach, SC. This is our first visit to the area. I knitted and sewed, Jim enjoyed walking on the beach.
This is an easy shawl that’s taking too much time, and it’s all my fault. I decided I couldn’t do the lace section. It wasn’t that hard, but I would have to give it full attention and count stitches; I like to watch TV while I knit. So I created my own brainless design for that section.
I did a picot bind-off, and I really like it. The whole thing will look much improved once it has been blocked. (I learned how to do the picot edge on a YouTube video. All the how-to help that’s out there is just amazing.)
- (Audible) Top Secret Twenty-One by Janet Evanovich, a Stephanie Plum novel. Predictable and enjoyable. If you liked the first 20, you’ll like this one.
- (Audible) The Child Finder by Rene Denfield. Recommended by an acquaintance, I enjoyed this book. I would like to read another by this author — not for the storyline, but for the richness of her writing.
- (Audible) The Witch Elm by Tana French. As a Tana French fan, I expected something similar to her previous books. Not so. First time that I can remember buying a book, getting 1/3 of the way through, and then I quit.
- (Audible) Bone Box by Faye Kellerman. Still in progress.
This winter, we have designated Thursdays as Movie Day. Here are the movies we saw in January:
- The Mule with Clint Eastwood. Kind of predictable, but still an enjoyable movie, especially if your husband is a big Clint Eastwood fan!
- On the Basis of Sex, biopic of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. An interesting and educational tribute of the Supreme Court Justice. Worth seeing.
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Seasons 1 & 2, on Amazon Prime. Love the characters and the story. Avoid if offended by frequent coarse language. Now to wait until Season 3…probably 10 months from now!
The big event was the lunar eclipse. There are a few other January photos in the Photo Gallery at the top right of this page.
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