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
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!ReplyDelete
Excellent book choices! Anne Lamont has a new book coming out this spring too.ReplyDelete
I enjoy viewing/reading about your current projects/books, etc.ReplyDelete
Two favorite authors and your socks are so pretty. The lavender heels sound perfect!ReplyDelete
The socks look great, I love the yarn!ReplyDelete
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! :-)
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! :-)ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
Putting Backman on my to check list! Wonderful color for socks!ReplyDelete
The lilac will look wonderful on that stunning shade of purple.ReplyDelete
Both books are in my TBR--I should move them closer to the top. :) Socks vex me, I just can't get into them.ReplyDelete
Lilac heels will be lovely! And, I just got Backman's latest book from the library!ReplyDelete
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 ;)ReplyDelete
What a pretty purple! I've read Brit Marie, I hope you will post your thoughts on this book.ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
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...ReplyDelete
The socks look absolutely lovely and oh-so cozy!
love those socks....and two of my favorite authors....the daily double!ReplyDelete
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 ~ tannaReplyDelete
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?ReplyDelete