Currently on the Needles



Much to my delight, I found Britt-Marie was Here in paperback over the past weekend at the bookstore.  I've been wanting to read this book for quite a while.  Backman's writing style reminds me of Roald Dahl for adults.  Also I started Small Victories by Anne Lamott, she is such a fantastic writer and observer of life.  She's a treat to read!

Today I'll be doing afterthought heels on my socks in a pretty lilac that doesn't match but definitely "goes" with the socks.  I continue to make progress on my shawl and sweater, but no photos today.

What are you knitting and reading?

Joining Ginny and Frontier Dreams

Comments

  1. I never thought about a Backman/Dahl similarity but I think you are right! They are both funny, sad, poignant, and unique. Looking forward to seeing those completed purple socks!

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  2. Excellent book choices! Anne Lamont has a new book coming out this spring too.

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  3. I enjoy viewing/reading about your current projects/books, etc.

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  4. Two favorite authors and your socks are so pretty. The lavender heels sound perfect!

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  5. The socks look great, I love the yarn!

    Funny - I really enjoy Backman, but never ever liked (as a child or an adult) Dahl ...

    Anne Lamott is one of my faves. I had the chance to go to a book talk that she did last year, and she was so much fun as a speaker! If she is every anywhere near you for a book talk, GO! :-)

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  6. I have never read any of Anne Lamott's books, but I'm going to add this one to my wish list...or just buy it! :-)

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  7. The socks are lovely! I would love to knit myself some someday, but the only way I seem to avoid second sock syndrome is to knit baby socks :-) I haven't read any of Anne Lamott's books either, but this one looks really good!

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  8. Putting Backman on my to check list! Wonderful color for socks!

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  9. The lilac will look wonderful on that stunning shade of purple.

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  10. Both books are in my TBR--I should move them closer to the top. :) Socks vex me, I just can't get into them.

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  11. Lilac heels will be lovely! And, I just got Backman's latest book from the library!

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  12. I'm knitting a baby blanket. I'm going to finish it before the kid goes to college. I swears it! Reading! One day, one retirement day? I dunno. I think my reading time has turned into recipe research and bake time. A girl can only have so much fun ;)

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  13. What a pretty purple! I've read Brit Marie, I hope you will post your thoughts on this book.

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  14. That touch of lilac will be fun. You will be kicking up your heels. We read Small Victories in our book club last year and had a good discussion. Enjoy.

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  15. That will be neat...to throw a different shade of purple in those socks. I will have to try Backman's work. I don't think I've done so yet.

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  16. I've never read anything by Frederick Backman but I looked that book up on Goodreads and it has definitely been added to be to-be-read list. I love Anne Lamott but I haven't read that one. Yet another to add to the list...
    The socks look absolutely lovely and oh-so cozy!

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  17. love those socks....and two of my favorite authors....the daily double!

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  18. You are probably finished with those socks by the time I was able to read this!! Fast as lightening. I love Anne Lamott. She's the real deal. Have a wonderful evening. I'll be looking forward to seeing ALL your FOs. blessings ~ tanna

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  19. I love both of those authors! I just got My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry, so now I have to look for yours.Have you read Traveling Mercies by Lamott? Your socks are great; I've never tried an afterward heel. Is it difficult?

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