Wednesday, December 18, 2013

On the needles :: Mittens, mittens, mittens

Joining Yarn Along :: WIP Wednesday :: Keep Calm Craft On
What's on your needles today?

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Knitting: I'm still on the mitten train... I have about a half mitten left to knit and then all the mittens are done and I just have to sew in some ends. After that I will make to hats and all my christmas knitting is done :)

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Reading: I don't have so much time to read during the day, but as I can't seem to fall asleep at night I have plenty of time to read in bed. The polar nights have been interrupting my sleep the last couple of years, but this winter is bad. I can lay awake until 2 am and have to get out of bed around 6 am to get the kids up and off to school. Not much sleep... I guess I could take an afternoon nap, but that just makes it worse... Can't wait for the sun to turn!
Anyhow, the bok I am reading is an Icelandic crime - My Soul to Take by Yrsa Sigurdardóttir. It's a good one and I have the third book in the series about Thóra Gudmundsdóttir on the nightstand waiting.

When the body of a young woman—badly beaten and with pins inserted into her feet—is found at a New Age health resort in a renovated farmhouse, lawyer and single mother of two Thóra Gudmundsdóttir is called upon to represent the chief suspect, the resort's owner. But upon her arrival she encounters more than a fresh corpse—local legend has it that the resort, located in the mystical region of Snæfellsnes on Iceland's west coast, is haunted. At first Thóra dismisses the claims as nothing more than myth and superstition, but even she can't explain the bizarre occurrences she witnesses in her search for answers.

As Thóra digs deeper into the farm's past, she discovers long-buried information on the property's disturbing history, and her once-solid view of reality begins to waver. Are the hauntings real, or just a case of folklore gone wild? And, more important, does the farm's eerie past have something to do with the murder? When another body is discovered—looking very much like the first—Thóra is forced to put aside her doubts and confront the horrors of the present before a twisted killer strikes again.

16 comments:

  1. beautiful mitts! You do such lovely colorwork :)

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  2. oh! those mittens!!! love them…..are your hats going to be colorwork to 'match'???

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    1. Thanks!
      The hats will have colorwork, but they will be in the Marius pattern ;)

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  3. those mittens are stunning! wow

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  4. How do you knit so fast? Can you bottle some of that up and send it over here? Sorry your biorhythms are interrupted. Take care.

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  5. Your mittens are gorgeous! You are inspiring me to try a pair with some stash yarn I have....

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  6. Such beautiful knitting, as always. Love them!

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  7. I love your mittens, every time I see them they make me want to do more colourwork

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  8. I'm constantly amazed at how fast you crank out the knitting!

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  9. Flotte votter. Jeg sliter også med søvnen, ligger og vrir meg om natten. Kanskje jeg like godt skulle ha lest noen bøker? Islandsk krim høres spennende ut!

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  10. The mittens are beautiful. Go you!

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