I haven't felt like blogging lately. It's all a bit too hard sometimes, isn't it?
But there has been crochet, there has been knitting and there has been reading and listening to some very good books. So now I can't put off sharing anymore!
I finally got around to putting some of my summer garden granny squares together. And by putting together, I mean making some new squares to join up the completed squares using the 'join as you go' method. I made a bunch of these squares in a flurry of excitement way back when I first taught myself to crochet A YEAR AGO. Then I got bored and they went into hibernation.
I'm fairly certain my tension has changed, can you see the wobbly edges of my first block in the bottom right there? Oh well, hopefully in the scheme of the entire blanket it will all be ok. Whatev!
|What are granny squares for other than tormenting your cat?|
Still, it's my first ever knit! Very proud of myself indeed! Here are some crappy evening pictures.
I finished Pratchett's latest book, Snuff, in what seemed the blink of an eye. It was AWESOME! Here is a wonderful review, which puts my sentiments across more eloqunetly than I ever could!
If you have frequented my Wednesday posts of late you will know I've had a bit of a love affair with the Skulduggery Pleasant books. And they are lovely: good storeys, good characters. But Mr Pratchett, oh I apologise for putting you out of my mind for so long! Sure, Derek Landy is a decent writer, but Terry Pratchett blows him out of the water, he is a Master. His books are so clever. Awesomely snappy diaglogue, very witty and supremely loveable characters, and you pick up something different every time you read them. It am amazed, if also saddened, that Pratchett can still deliver such material considering his battle with Alheimer's.
Snuff is a Vimes (or to use his full name and title... His Grace, His Excellency, The Duke of Ankh, Commaner Sir Samuel Vimes..Blackboard Monitor) / City Watch book, my favourite Discworld storyline, so I was more than pleased. So pleased in fact, that I have decided to go back to the very beginning of the Watch and re-live all of it in lovely audio book glory. I have set myself the CITY WATCH AUDIO BOOK CHALLENGE! Which really just involves listening to all the City Watch books in order. :D
Guards Guards is up first. I've read this one at least 3 times, and now I get to listen to it. It is read by Nigel Planer, who has even done one of the voices as Neil from the Young Ones! Though, his Vimes sounds like he has a cold. I love the start of Vimes' relationship with Lady Ramkin, and the introduction of Carrot, the banter between Colon and Nobby, the dragons, and the tongue in cheek jokes about what you are supposed to expect with royalty and kings. Love this book, one of my all time faves.
|The City Watch Audio Book Challenge. Progress: Book 1 - Guards Guards|
More WIPs over at Tami's Amis, and Yarn along with Ginny at Small Things.