Friday, August 01, 2014

Summer Reading and Summer Knitting

 Our transplanted Rose Of Sharon is in bloom.
She's right on time. 
We don't get many blooming trees in late summer in Chicago; Rose of Sharon bushes don't start until the end of July.
They are a welcome sight for humans and bees alike. 
  The heather is blooming too.  So delicate… wispy.   The bees are all over the tiny blossoms. 
 Some of our best blog posts are about reading. 
I just finished ON FIRE by Larry Brown. 
Kathy C, a knit buddy, gave it to me.
I love the short chapters.
I love the way Larry Brown talks to his reader. 
This is a great read. 
Not for the faint of heart. 
I am knitting a baby sweater but it isn't this one.
The Zimmerman sweater is darling but my knit nurse pal Diane says she has modified the pattern for the better. 

I'm just knitting a top down baby cardigan. 
I'll show it to you soon.

What are you reading?


Nancy said...

Ooh, I'm eager to hear more about Diane's modifications to EZ's BSJ. Do share. . .

How's Zach doing in Mexico?

Your flower photos are lovely. I love late summer blooms - like glads, asters, etc.

Katherine said...

I would love to see Diane's baby jacket pattern! I still have not knit the Zimmerman jacket and I always opt for easier.

Currently reading The Empty Quarter by David L. Robbins. It's lots of covert ops stuff.

Judy S. said...

Love those flowers! I, too, would love to hear what the surprise sweater modifications are. I am just about finished with The Vacationers by Emma Straub. It's good.

Anonymous said...

Your Rose of Sharon is beautiful. It reminds me of a hibiscus plant.

I am reading: You Can Buy Happiness (and it's cheap) by Tammy Strobel. It's about downsizing. So far, it's pretty good. Next up is: Coop by Michael Perry Summer reading is definitely going on at my house.

Nancy Kay said...

I'm reading A Bookman's Tale: a novel of obsession. I just got started, but so far, I'm loving it.

The Rose of Sharon is beautiful. Love that picture. And the heather must be fantastic in the garden!

I have made a couple Zimmerman baby sweaters; they are easy and cute.

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Araignee said...

Heather? Swoon.....
I am listening to The Hundred Foot Journey. Jury's still out on it....

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

I'm contemplating an EZ BSJ for myself. Hmmm.... I have no idea why I would because I never wear ANY of the sweaters I've made... only the shawls! I look forward to seeing your baby sweater! blessings ~ tanna

Mereknits said...

I am listening to The Last Original Wife and laughing my head off in my car. Hugs,

karen said...

I am reading One Hundred Names and so far so good! It's a nice relaxing read.

SapphireBlue said...

I will have to put that book on my reading list. I agree. I love blog posts about books.

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