I have been thoroughly seduced by Colourmart! Generally I spend a long time browsing the yarns and trying to find the colour/yarn weight combination that 'speaks' to me, but over the last few weeks I have whittled down my 'basket' to a manageable four cones and pressed the confirm order button, eek!
First up, a very grown up and sophisticated English Blue in Cashmere/Silk lace weight (2/28NM). There is such a beautiful sheen off this 2ply.
Next came 100% Extra Fine Merino (2/30NM) lace weight, also a 2 ply but a tad thicker than the previous one. Purples always get snapped up quickly I've found, so I popped this in my virtual basket as soon as I saw it!
I hadn't intended on any more purchases until I saw this gorgeous Teal Merino/Silk/Cashmere (2/28NM) 2 ply lace weight. The colour is divine, the photo does it no justice at all.
Of course then, as the 100% Extra Fine Merino's (2/28NM) 2 ply lace weight's are such good value at 2,300 yards for only €11.93, I would be a fool to leave without another!!!
I have always been a member of a local library, but lately I had noticed it was getting difficult for me to show enthusiasm for reading a book that I hadn't already read. I love to re-read my favourites, but it was getting to a stage that I had re-read everything on the bookshelf and I wasn't enjoying it as I should.
So I gave myself a good shake and spent a little time perusing the shelves for something good. I must have excellent taste as the first tome I laid my hands on was The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson. Wow, the first chapter drew me in and I could not put it down. I read everywhere I could, whilst cooking, cleaning, when I was supposed to be knitting, when I should have been paying attention to the children. The only place I didn't read in was the car!
I really felt like I was a fly on the wall in the story as I travelled from Japan to Italy, Germany to the US, when I finished I cried, then felt bereft.
The authors descriptions of being a burn victim finding his path back to life had me wincing, smiling and exclaiming disbelief out loud at some points. This book consumed me.
My very first Karin Slaughter experience. A quick read. I'm not the type of person who reads the last chapter or tries to figure out 'whodunnit' to aggressively. My husband likes to do that, but I find it spoils the story on me, so I like to let it all unfold in front of me, like petals unfurling. This story flowed well from beginning to end, I was interested in the characters and their outcomes and enjoyed it to the last page.
Kathy Reichs and I are comfortable old friends, not in reality of course, but I have followed Tempe Brennan from her very first outing and have only once been disappointed. Another quick read, but though interesting I was constantly distracted by the authors constant use of her iPhone, I answered my iPhone, I looked at my iPhone, I dropped my iPhone, my iPhone rang etc. repeat to fade. Tell you what iDon'tCare.
I don't mind android phones, i don't mind phones in general, but I find my teeth begin to grind when it's prefixed with an I.
Just a personal gripe, I'll get over it...