Summer Reads

Not just summer, but for some reason this year has been a year of more reading than usual.  A subscription to Scribd, thanks to my youngest and her wife a couple of years back, has brought me numerous reads. Thanks also to Barb and Tracie of the 2KnitLitChicks Podcast, I am now a fan of Nevada Barr’s novels about a widow who went away to forget her grief in the service of the National Park Service (while solving a murder or two); I enjoyed another crime novel about the South Fork of Suffolk County, Long Island (I grew up on the North Shore of Nassau County) called Girls Like Us by Cristina Alger;  listened to Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman; Your Sacred Self by Wayne Dyer; Witness for the Prosecution by Agatha Christie; a number of other Christie short stories and novels; The Power of Myth by Joseph Campbell; The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova; and Sophie Hannah’s Agatha Christie-like novels: The Mystery of Three Quarters and  Closed Casket.  Right now I’m listening/reading to Nevada Barr’s A Superior Death and Lady in the Lake by the former Baltimore Sun reporter Laura Lippman.

As for knitting and craft books, I have acquired a LOT of really good books/magazines in the past couple of months. Recently, I received the following:

It’s the 11th of a series and yes, I have the ten that preceded it. This.  THIS is an excellent reference guide for sock knitting – toe-up or cuff-down.  When you get going on your socks, take this with you.  It’s tiny, but it packs a wallop!

And Making No. 7: Desert. Boom. BTW, Nos 1-6 were equally awesome.

Laine Magazine is another amazing book/mag.  Check it out!

and so is Knitscene.

And the last two issues of Vogue Knitting

And I want to knit all the things in the summer issue of Interweave Knits.

Tired just thinking about all this knitting!

So of course I now have more book/mags to look at: Two issues of Nomadic Knits – from my home state of NY and my home since 1980 of Merlin:

 And I could not resist the Lace Patterns on KnitPicks’ Sojourn.

OMG I am so bad….:)

Before I leave you, dear friends, I thought I’d share a few pics of my drive on Monday through Congressman Elijhah Cummings’ District.  Try if you can to spot the rats…. or enjoy the amazing view:) 

God be with you ’til we meet again.

Published by fuguestateknits

Wife of one, mother of six, Grammy to eight (so far) and lawyer for many young persons, I love to sing, read, knit and walk. My politics are somewhat left of Marx and I want to hear what you think, too!

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