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Twas a lovely afternoon

September 24th, 2011

we spent, Carmen and I, first relaxing with coffees and knitting then wandering the isles of Barnes & Noble.

Since the demise of Borders, Barnes & Noble is the only large scale chain that actually offers service, miles of in house book shelves and on-line ordering. Yes, I know that Amazon does on-line ordering, but I really like to hold the books every once in a while and believe that rewarding the store that supports my book addiction to be a worthwhile endeavor.

Then there is the small matter of e-books. I don’t mind reading books on either my computer or iPad; but again I want to know what I am purchasing before I commit myself to the large layout of $$. Currently being in the US means that I can happily download books from both B&N and Amazon (funny, but the price is always the same in both locations) onto my computer.

Then, there are all those knitting and craft magazines to which I no longer subscribe since they never have anything that is all that interesting. As you probably guessed, I am not much for current fashion nor knits completed on needles the size and weight of lightening rods.

I made progress on the current scarf

Nessie II

Nessie II


who is resplendent with beads at the turn points for short rows. Then again, I added more on the increase row since I had a plethora of beads that otherwise fall into the ?who in the world would want orange &/or yellow beads? category.
all the pretty sparkles

all the pretty sparkles


Once it is complete, then I will worry about finding it a home. Orange and yellow are just so not my colors.

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  1. nana
    September 25th, 2011 at 14:08 | #1

    :-) You know at least one person who is weak for yellows and oranges, … and she happened to have it in her ravelry library, because she is hestitant to clutter her queue.

    When will you be back in goG? (good old Germany)

  2. Holly
    September 25th, 2011 at 16:21 | #2

    Oh, and now I know who I am knitting this for! Will be back late Monday evening. Have to rescue the car on Tues.

  3. Chere
    October 3rd, 2011 at 18:50 | #3

    I recognize gold and orange Nessie- and know what you mean about the colors. Somebody with gold or copper tones in their hair maybe?

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