1/14/2015

foxes & books

 I've said it before and I will say it again, knitting for the little people is so much fun. 
I can just imagine some chubby little cheeks in these sweet bonnets I just finished. 
I had never knit a bonnet before.
Started another one for one of my nieces. I supposed you could say I have a bee in bonnet because I am not done knitting them. Great for using bits of left over yarn in my stash. Which is one of my goals for this year….
My project pages are here, here and here.
The foxes are for me. I love them! I love foxes. Can't get enough of that little woodland creature!
My stranded knitting still needs work. I suppose though the practice will make perfect. The hat fits perfect. I want to make another, maybe for my nephews.
In between knitting project I'm reading a few books.
I came across this interesting article for you Agatha Christie fans that you might enjoy. 
After reading it I got inspired to read one of her books, 
I borrrowed 4:50 from Paddington, since I've never read that one before.
It's no secret around here that I love the Miss Marple mysteries.. 
The second book is Raven Black. Another mystery, surprise surprise!  I really hope the tv series will come over this way some time soon…. 
In the meantime Hinterland is amazing if you haven't already seen it.
The third book is A Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood. Dystopian society, made me think of Orwell's 1984… an interesting read that's all I have to say.
For those of you who were addicted to Serial like I was, you might like this . FUNNY!
I only follow a couple of knitting podcasts. Its seems like they are popping up everywhere...
I thought I would share some of my favorite non-knitting podcasts you might like that I quite enjoy.
The Allusionist.
As it Happens.
No such thing as fish.
BBC radio 4 Bookclub
Backstory
GPS


I'll leave you all with an Agatha Christie quote,

“Sitting here with one's knitting, one just sees the facts."

how true…






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9 comments :

  1. Love that article about Agatha Christie, thank you for sharing.
    OMG, isn't Hinterland amazing?! Have you checked out Broadchurch, that one is a good one as well.
    Fantastic knits happening. The foxes are the best! :)

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  2. Agatha Christie's character Hercule Poirot is one of my favorite characters. There was a great special on PBS about this character played by David Suchet. I love the fox hat you knitted.

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  3. Love Agatha Christie and what a great article! Lovely knits and interesting books for me to consider.

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  4. I love making things for children too. That little hat is adorable. Foxes have always been a favorite of mine! Too cute!
    xx Beca

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  5. Been thinking about your book since you mentioned it on IG and somehow ended up grabbing a copy of 1984. It's one of these books I feel everyone's read but because it's not part of the french reading list at school (we read other dystopian book written by french old man obviously) I thought it was time. Also still reading Little Women but worrying that I might be too old for it because i'm really bored. we'll see ;)

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  6. Gorgeous bonnets. And Hinterland, amazing wasn't it. They've been filming series 2!

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  7. I just wanted to stop by and let you know how much I enjoy your blog. I crochet and quilt, but am just trying to teach myself how to control those two sticks and knit! I don't know if craft bloggers have awards and hops like the writing bloggers I know, but I nominated you for One Lovely Blog Hop. You can check out the "rules" her in my post - http://cherylfassett.com/

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  8. Great quote!! The hat is just adorable! Love it!

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  9. Now that is an awesome hat! Love the pattern.

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