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I am a work from home, home schooling Mom who loves her Kids...yep, I think my kids are great. You will find me: Knitting, cross stitch, embroidery and working with felt are things I enjoy for fun. I also love to decorate and find deep satisfaction in decorating my home with great finds and my handmade items.  Gardening is one of my great loves, it like decorating outside!

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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

WIP - Blue Wave Poncho

The Knitting:
I know its hard to see my poncho it really looks like an afghan gone terribly wrong.  You knit one side then put half on  a holder.  Knit the front..put it on the holder...go back to the other holder and kit the back...knit the front and back together finishing up on the other side.  It is very easy just seems hard.  Once finished I will share the pattern and a photo that doesn't look like a blob.

The books:
Book on CD:  Seer of Shadows
The Author also wrote the Poppy series that my children and I enjoyed very much.    Though this book was in the childrens section I would not advise that children listen to it.  To me this was more a Teen story.  It was well written but not one of my favorites...still I enjoy books on CD while knitting at night in bed before going to sleep.

The Seer of ShadowsThe time is 1872. The place is New York City. Horace Carpetine has been raised to believe in science and rationality. So as apprentice to Enoch Middleditch, a society photographer, he thinks of his trade as a scientific art. But when wealthy society matron Mrs. Frederick Von Macht orders a photographic portrait, strange things begin to happen.
Horace's first real photographs reveal a frightful likeness: it's the image of the Von Machts' dead daughter, Eleanora.
Pegg, the Von Machts' black servant girl, then leads him to the truth about who Eleanora really was and how she actually died. Joined in friendship, Pegg and Horace soon realize that his photographs are evoking both Eleanora's image and her ghost. Eleanora returns, a vengeful wraith intent on punishing those who abused her.

The Middle Moffat
By Elanor Estes
I adore Elanor Estes home town style books, the Moffats are one of my favorite families and I am happy that there are several to read.  I like to read to my kids before bed (before I snuggle into a book on CD) and anything by Elanor Estes is always a popular choice in my house by both children. (13 & 8)  You are always left feeling good.

Who is Jane Moffat, anyway? She isn't the youngest in the family, and she isn't the oldest-she is always just Jane. How boring. So Jane decides to become a figure of mystery ... the mysterious "Middle Moffat." But being in the middle is a lot harder than it looks. 
In between not rescuing stray dogs, and losing and finding best friends, Jane must secretly look after the oldest inhabitant of he can live to be one hundred. Between brushing her hair from her eyes and holding up her stockings, she has to help the girls' basketball team win the championship. And it falls to Jane-the only person in town with enough courage-to stand up to the frightful mechanical wizard, Wallie Bangs. 
Jane is so busy keeping Cranbury in order that she barely has time to be plain old Jane. Sometimes the middle is the most exciting place of all.

1 comment:

The Handmaden said...

Well, your "blob" of yarn looks very pretty so far!