Monday, June 4, 2012

I Love To Read & Crochet

Yesterday I relaxed out on our screened in porch reading a good book while snuggled up in my ripple throw. As much as I love to crochet my favorite hobby is reading. 

 I grew up with a father and two brothers who liked to read too. 

 My brothers were into science fiction so I grew up loving anything sci fi!

Now I get to talk about my second hobby - crocheting. I've mastered Edie's #86 and started working the border in green modifying the flower placement to be further apart so that each flower is placed between each granny rose square.

I didn't want the little green flowers to compete with the white granny rose squares.

Once the green flower border is finished I will add an edging in red and white I think.

Back to reading - I'm waiting for the latest book in the series, "A Song of Ice and Fire," to come out in paperback. 

 The TV series, "Game of Thrones," is doing a fantastic job of following Mr. Martin's books.

We found a wonderful non-chain book store in a neighboring town and I iPhoned several books that looked interesting.

This book appears to be written from the doggie's point of view.

I like to read anything about Rome and/Romans.

Historical novels are my cup of tea and the thicker the book the better!

Time to read and crochet!

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  1. Reading and crochet ... now that's what I call a perfect day.

  2. Today is a day for a cozy afghan and a good book, while sipping a cup of tea. Another rainy day. xo

  3. I used to like to read...and I like to crochet as well. Although, I've kind of dropped both in the past...I've begun to pick both up lately. Your blanket with the granny's squares looks pretty. I love that green color.

    enjoy your screened porch! I'm envious.
    Maybe soon...I'll have a screen and cover over my back porch.


  4. Me, too! I love to read and crochet, too. It's so relaxing and better than TV any old day. Thanks for sharing your books and the beautiful crochet work! I'm totally inspired!

    Blessings - Julie

  5. Dear Sandy, I also grew up loving to read, I frequented libraries through out my childhood and when we moved to Sweden, books helped me to learn new language. Unfortunately, I do not read as much as I would like to these days, but still love curl up with a good book from time to time.;)
    The Game Of Thrones has been shown here recently and both me and my husband are huge fans.;))

  6. Verna in MarylandJune 6, 2012 at 8:55 AM

    I too love to read. (I should have commented on your Black Beauty post because I still have that same edition and I can remember every illustration; they are so beautiful!) I used to do counted cross-stitch but I started crocheting about 3 years ago and love it. Unfortunately I am getting a little too much of reading and crocheting (I did not think that was possible, but it is) the past couple of weeks because of a fall down the basement stairs and the resulting badly sprained ankle. Your blog has helped me during my recovery, so thank you!

  7. I love to read and crochet and have found that I can do both. I have a Nook tablet and it has text to speech, so I plug my headphones in and choose my book and crochet away. I found that I can do both at once with no problem. I also needlepoint with a book in my ears. It drives my husband crazy because he can't do it and doesn't understand how I can. It relaxes me so much.