Joining in again for Ginny's Yarn Along!
Knitting: yes, I said that I was going to show you the puppy, didn't I? Well...how about looking at some Honey Cowl progress instead? Not quite as 'cute' but...
And I might have to make a Honey Cowl Hat like Francesca from Oltreoceano (Italian for overseas) shared a few weeks ago. How neat to use the same stitch pattern applied to a different project.
Reading: continues to be the same as last week. Nothing new there.
Now onto the library list...
I made a 'little' treat for all of you yarn-alongers. Each week I see so many lovely knitted and crocheted items and numerous books, and I am amazed. But more often than not, I get overwhelmed by all the selections mentioned. And then if I walk into a library or bookstore ...poof!...my short-term memory evaporates into thin air. My brain synapses cease to work. Who wrote what? What's the name of that again? (Same thing goes for music and videos.) Unless I jot down that information before walking in, I'm done for.
So...I thought I'd make an unofficial "Small Things Yarn Along Library List" for myself to take with me. I did consider (not for long!) about going back through the Small Things' archives and make a book list starting from the beginning ~ the very first yarn-along ~ but that didn't last long. I considered (again, not for long!) making a list of for both fiction and nonfiction. Nope. So I thought 'okay, I'll just do the fiction each month.' Nope. Just trying to visit each yarn-along blogger for the month of February took oodles of time!
Of course, then I thought that if I'm going to all the trouble, why not share the list? So what was going to be a simple personal list morphed into a larger project. I apologize up front: I tried to visit each blog, but it got overwhelming so if I missed your fiction suggestion, I'm sorry.
On a positive note, I have learned a few things: there are a LOT of yarn alongers, and you are a well-read bunch! Such variety. In the fiction part alone, the books ranged from literary classics to popular series, from heavy-duty novels to children's picture books.
p.s. - this is a pdf of a word document - I should have created it as an Excel document instead so that it could be sorted, but I'm not saavy enough (or should I say 'savvy' - spelled that wrong! - thanks, Greer, for gently pointing that out :)
p.p.s. - this is 5 pages long - not exactly a simple print out and stuff in your pocket to take with you kind of thing (although that's what I had intended originally) - to do that, I would have had to make the font size super small and with, ahem, some of our eyes, that would mean we wouldn't be able to read the list!