I had a Bad Cold

I had a Bad Cold

While I was sick I didn’t do any felting. I just didn’t have the energy. I have been knitting and reading cheesy books.

This is the knitting:

my knit shawl

It is a shawl. I have been knitting it on and off for a year. I am a slow knitter. I got the idea at an “Art in the Park” event. Someone had a bunch of similar ones for sale. You knit, knit knit  and every so far you add in two fancy yarns. I am not sure how long it should be. I think  I will make it really long so I can throw it over my shoulder. That might take another couple of years.

The other thing I did was reach some “bad” novels. You know the guilty pleasure kind. They are the Sookie Stackhouse vampire novels. They are not deep reading but they are great fun to read. I read 8 in the last 2 weeks.

I am feeling much better now and hope to get back to some felting soon.





23 thoughts on “I had a Bad Cold

  1. Looking good, Ann! You’ll feel so happy when you’re done, being able to show it off to everyone 🙂

    And… come on now, Charlaine Harris is good reading, she’s very good. I had the idea you were going to mention the Twilight saga, or something… 😀

    1. Leonor they are like potato chips you can’t have just one. My daughter tells me the Twilight novels were good. She hated the movies.

    2. True, but so are sooo many books out there – I can’t start on collections, otherwise I’ll be hooked and won’t stop until the last one 😀 (I’ve read all of Charlaine Harris’s books – and I mean all)

      I really didn’t enjoy the Twilight saga, book or film wise :/ Stephenie Meyer doesn’t know how to write that well, it’s all so mellow and she could use a bit more adjectives! If I had read one more “croak” on her book I would have gone on a… sparkling spree 🙂

    3. it took years. it was half written when I started and then the author died before finishing. they had to find another author to use his extensive notes( he knew he was going to die) to finish it.

  2. I think the shawl is very pretty – would love to see it finished!

    There’s no literature we should ‘look down on’ – if it appeals to you and if you enjoy reading it, then it’s good.

  3. I’m glad you’re feeling better Ann. Reading is a wonderful guilty pleasure to have. I agree with Lyn that people should read whatever they enjoy. I’m a mystery/suspense fan myself. The shawl looks so delicate. What kind of wool are you using?

  4. I’m glad your cold is gone.In Portugal we use to say tha a bad cold ” não mata mas moe” that means “doesn’t kill but it really makes you feel down”.Your shawl looks very nice and light and indeed if you make it rather long it will be very warm and confortable for windy days.I will ask my son to make a photo of the latest shawl I made in nunofelt, a long one with 1.80mtsx0.90 mts and I will send it to you.A good and full recoverance.Best regards.

    1. Thank you, Irene we would all love to see your shawl. You should come over to the forum to post the picture so we can all enjoy it. There is a link on the right side.

  5. Ann, so glad to hear you are feeling better! As my younger son would say about your cold–“that sucks!” The shawl looks lovely, and though I am not a knitter, I do admire the patience it takes to accomplish the task. We’d love to see the finished item!

  6. Glad you’re feeling better, Ann 🙂
    I can’t read too well because my eyes flicker, so my girlfriend reads to me 🙂 I know, I’m spoiled! I also listened to The Fantastic Mr Fox by Roald Dahl, read aloud on youtube.

    1. Thanks Zed. There are audio books for this series. A friend has them. it is a fun set of books. A bit like potato chips(crisps, another bad habit of mine) you can’t have just one.

    2. I’m terrible with crisps, and justify the huge bags because they’re only twice the price for 3 or 4 times the weight!

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