Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Knitting - socks and mitts

New mitts for Mum. Beautiful wool bought at Cumberland yarn store.

Blue socks finished. Mocha likes them.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009


I am enjoying Finding Nouf by Zoe Ferraris, a literary mystery set in Saudi Arabia. Palestinian Nayir al-Sharqi investigates the death of Nouf with the help of Katya who works in the women's section of the state medical examiner's office. Interesting to read about women who are so restricted and controlled by a male religious state.

Also really like Through Black Spruce by Joseph Boyden. I have put off reading this because I liked Three Day Road so much, but this book is also very good.

Gave up on a couple of audio books. One was boring - a mystery - and the other (Kyra) I could not stand the reader.

Saturday, August 8, 2009


Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult
She captures high school well, telling the tale of a shooting spree that took 19 minutes. Very sad but worth reading.

Dirt Music by Tim Winton written in 2002 is another good book. He writes well about people and Australia.

and a mystery, Redbrest by Jo Nesbo, Norwegian writer. It's pretty good, but not great.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

New sock, a shawl and some spinning

Blue socks - with sock yarn that I dyed.

The beginning of a shawl, which will one day hopefully look like this

The first balls of wool. Progress is still slow, but the wheel is good.