What We're Reading This Month

 Second Grave on the Left by Darynda Jones
I'm really enjoying this series. If you like Molly Harper, Janet Evanovich, 
Kerrelyn Sparks, and other comedic paranormal books, you should check this series out.

Save the Date by Mary Kay Andrews
One of my favorite Southern fiction authors.

Whenever I need a solid LOL, a Molly Harper book is my go-to read.

The Rosie Effect by Graeme Simsion
(on sale 12/30/14, I am reading an advance copy)
To say I squealed like a little girl when I received this advance is putting it mildly. 
I loved the first book, The Rosie Project, podcasted about it, and continued to tell everyone 
about it for months. This immediately pushed many other "must-reads" down the 
list, I am so eager to get into it.

Samantha (age 7):
James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
(we're reading this together)

Maddy (age 3):
Olivia Forms a Band by Ian Falconer

Is There Really a Human Race? by Jamie Lee Curtis & Laura Cornell

What are you reading these days?



Knitting F.O: Tweed Barley Hat

Not much to say here...it's a hat. The pattern is the Barley Hat by Tin Can Knits, and it's a very simple hat to make - perfect TV knitting. I used Patons Classic Wool in the Chestnut Tweed colorway. This is a very nice yarn, perfect for a cozy hat, and I really like the flecks of orange, green, yellow, and gold spread throughout.

To make this hat you need to be able to: knit and purl in the round (circular needles), k2tog (knit 2 together), p2tog (purl 2 together), and place stitch markers, and switch from circular needles to dpn's (double-pointed needles). All of this is simple to do for a beginner knitter! I used this video to refresh my memory on switching from circs to dpns.

Well, all that's left to say on this one is: bring on Fall!