Thursday, July 15, 2010


I am back on track with knitting socks, socks, and more socks. And reading while I knit so I can reach my goal of 200 books read in 2010.  I am at 94-so well on my way!

 In keeping with reading the Millenium trilogy and other European authors, I am knitting socks by a wonderful German designer, Stephanie van der Linden.  I even have a copy of her newest book in English:  The Sock Knitter's Workshop. So far I have finished my first red Tulpen Socken (show above), and started another pattern. Lizzy, for one of my sisters.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

'Psycho Squirrel Strikes Again

Originally uploaded by readingknitter01

In honor of the "very friendly" squirrel at work who kept a co-worker trapped inside the office recently. Although he hasn't yet attacked anyone, and is probably just looking for a snack, she claimed he had wild eyes and his hair was standing on end! This baby is meant to last-constructed in spundola and sayelle yarns that must be at least 50 years old!

To go with the squirrel, I am reading all of Kay Hooper's psychic FBI unit books. Entertaining light summer reading. And the library has all of them as books and a few on CD. I am up to 93 books this year- well on my way to reaching my goal of 200 read in 2010.