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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Works in Progress

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The works being my sister’s cowl and reading Kristin Lavransdatter. I am making progress on both and will most certainly finish my sister’s cowl before I complete the 1,124 pages of Kristen.

I was going great guns on my sister’s cowl only to realize, after counting my stitches, that I had made a huge gaffe and needed to take out four rows. So, that set me back a bit. My goal is to finish by this weekend so I can wash it and block it and send it out to her before North Carolina’s weather turns warmer. Too bad she doesn’t have it right now since they are getting snow and ice!

The cowl and the book are connected in a way because my sister recommended that I read the book. It’s about a woman in fourteenth-century Norway and is really a trilogy written in the early 1920’s: The Wreath, The Wife and The Cross, rolled into one huge issue. It takes her from girlhood and throughout her life. It’s really good! I am not reading it exclusively as I have too many library books out right now and those have a limited amount of time; Kristen does not since it belongs to me. I am making progress one or two chapters at a time. (I am still on The Wreath.)

Tomorrow should be a good day to catch up on both of my “works” while sitting in front of a cozy fire watching the snow fall. All 10 to 16 inches of it!


Love this picture! And I’m loving “Kristin,” about halfway through….a couple chapters a night.  Such a rich book.

Can’t wait for my cowl!

Looking out the window at blowing, drifting heavy snow.  We have about 5 inches and it is not stopping anytime soon.  No sleet yet, but it might mix in later on. It’s a struggle to open the back door!

Yeah for you—you are getting your snow!! What will the girls think of that??

I’m working on the over 900 pages of the 5th Game of Thrones book, “A Dance with Dragons”.  I think I’ll want something a little lighter when I get finished with that.  grin

Hope Rick is working from home tomorrow.

C, “Kristen” is heavy too. Not only in the heft of the book itself but in content. I little goes a long way! smile Yes, I think he’ll be working from home depending on how it looks in the morning. Supposed to be snowing and inch or two per hour by 7:00 a.m. We shall see!

I have never even HEARD of this book. And it won the Nobel Prize?! Where the heck have I been?!

Steve, I had never heard of it before either. Not sure how my sister found it, but she did work in a library!

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