A Big Finished Object
The Lacy Prairie Shawl from Cheryl Oberle’s Folk Shawls. I’d been working on it for over a year, maybe two. I’d work on it a bit, then put it away for other projects.
Leftover yarn. Nothing like cutting it a bit close. It’s done in Cascade 220 in the “Tahiti” colorway.
Books I’ve finished in March
- The Johnstown Flood by David McCullough — a history, rather gruesome at times, but fascinating
- The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers — a turn of the (last) century thriller that is considered the first spy novel in English. Set in the Frisian Islands in the time leading up to WWI. A few old fashioned passages, but really a rip roaring read. Interesting factoid: the author was later killed in the Irish Civil War.
- The Bloody Tower by Carola Dunn — Former aristocrat and policeman’s wife Daisy Dalrymple Fletcher solves a murder at the Tower of London in the 1920s. Not rip-roaring, more comfortable, but I love the setting.
- Shark Island by Joan Druett — More in the Wiki Coffin nautical mystery series
- The Bounty by Caroline Alexander — a detailed history of the mutiny and its aftermath
- Dark Tort by Diane Mott Davidson — another Goldy Bear catering mystery
- The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick — this one is hard to categorize. It is the most recent Caldecott medal book, but it is 500+ pages. However, it’s a quick read as some of the action takes place in the illustrations and in movie stills. It’s not a comic book, but might appeal to young comic book readers.
- The Unfinished Clue by Georgette Heyer — another 1930s classic British mystery. I like Heyer because she sometimes sneaks in a bit of dry humor.
- Murder on the Flying Scotsman by Carola Dunn — another Daisy Dalrymple mystery
Finished Second Graders
While I was out on medical leave, the second grade heard several versions of Rumpelstiltskin. I brought in my spinning wheel and demonstrated for them. One of our state standards is that they learn concept of a production process for finished goods and I thought this would qualify.
They were even interested in the knitting that follows spinning.
Finally, as an aside, does this look like a comfortable way to sleep?