RKLW {reading, knitting, listening, and watching}


{A once-a-week post about what I’m reading, knitting, listening to, and watching.}
{Joining Ginny for YarnAlong.}

Reading: War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy. I started it on Monday and am s l o w l y slogging my way through it. I am glad that it stays open on its own so I can knit at the same time. You’ll probably be seeing quite a bit of W&P over the next few weeks as I work through it. I’m not sure I’ve ever read a book so large. It’s 1386 pages long, to be exact. Whew…talk about a brick of pages!
I decided I needed a little fluffy reading to counter W&P. Time to scan the shelves! Enter Shadow Games. Yes, I consider Star Wars to be “fluffy”. No using of the over-used brain here. It’s silly and crazy and Star Wars. Yeah, I’m a bit of a geek when it comes to Star Wars. (read: I’m obsessed and have been for more years than I care to count.)

Knitting: The Age of Brass and Steam Kerchief is a first for me. I never knit a shawlette before and I’m really liking it! I think the yarn I’m using might have something to do with it. Smooshy, squishy, purple perfection. It is a little darker than it is in the picture.
I really, really, REALLY have crafting ADD. I bounce from craft to craft to craft and back. Some days I’m content to play with Miss Singer (my sewing machine) all day. The next, my hands ache from knitting so much. Do I finish projects? Sometimes… Eh, that’s just how I roll. 🙂

Listening: My music tastes are also all over creation. Movie soundtracks, piano solos, rock, singer/songwriter, a cappella, more movie soundtracks, just about anything. 🙂

Watching: Downton Abbey!! Just now finishing up season 3. Oh, I’m excited for season 5!

This is my first time joining Ginny for YarnAlong. I was so glad to find her!

What are you reading, knitting, listening to, and watching? Leave a comment below!

happy new year!

Well, hey there! Nice to be back after a two-week break. 🙂 How was your Christmas? Loud? Quiet? Peaceful? Exciting? I had a good Christmas and so far I’m having a good new year. 🙂 I was able to squeeze in some reading, some knitting, and some Downton Abbey!!

I had grand plans of reading a mountain of books, as seen in the picture below. Yes, I checked all of these books out, (except Insurgent and Allegiant). Actually, if we’re being honest here, I had grand plans of reading War and Peace. Then I went to the library. ‘Nuff said. 😉

Let’s see, there’s Zita the Space Girl, Return of Zita the Space Girl, Insurgent, Allegiant, Four, Cicero, The Book Thief, The Juliet Club, The Invention of Hugo Cabret, IceFall, The Giver, Wildwood, Catherine the Great, Brotherband: the Outcasts, Circus Galcticus, Halt’s Peril, and The Kings of Clonmel. 



Bah on crummy, badly lit pictures. But I think you get the point. I tried to read 23 books in the space of two weeks. Did I succeed? Ehhh….


No. I didn’t. I only read 15. That’s 65% of the books I got! Some of the books were great, some were terrible, and some were just eh. It did give me some good materiel for reviews. 🙂

Knitting-wise, I finished two socks and started another one. Downton Abbey is really good for sock knitting! Raise your hand if you are excited for the new season. *raises hand and jumps up and down*

Ahhh…. It’s good to be back. 🙂

How was your Christmas? What are you looking forward to in the New Year? Leave a comment!