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Its been a while since I’ve picked up a book around here but this week I was in the mood for an audiobook to listen to while I worked on they sleeves of Chalkstone. They are plain stockinette and the perfect companion to an audio book.

I chose The Knife Of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness. I knew nothing about it other than A Playful Day Podcast was reading it with her listeners in her ravelry group. So I downloaded it from my local library and started to listen.

I must admit I wasn’t sure if I was going to continue with it at first…. talking dogs and “The Noise” were all a little weird to begin with but I gave it a fair shot and I’m really starting to get into it.

Apparently it’s a series but I’ve gotta get through number one first!

As I said before I’m working on the sleeves of Chalkstone. I’m a little worried about running out of yarn for this and being a bottom up sweater doesn’t help me out any in figuring out if I have enough. I’ve opted for 3/4  length sleeves and I think I’m really going to like it this way. Once I get the sleeves attached I’ll be able to see if I have the yardage to finish.

Fingers Crossed!

Read any must read books lately??

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~ Two of my favorite things are knitting and reading, and the evidence of this often shows up in my photographs. I love seeing what other people are knitting and reading as well. So, what are you knitting or crocheting right now? What are you reading? Take a photo and share it either on your blog or on Flickr.

Knitting – I couldn’t resist joining in on the Solid Socks mystery KAL for August. The designer is Jeannie Cartmel!! Remember my Taglioni’s and my almost completed Complicated socks?  They were both test knits for Jeannie, I adore all her patterns so this one was a no brainer. I’m using some stashed Knit Picks Stroll in Peapod for this one. The stash is getting kinda thin in the solids area but I must knit more from my stash before I buy any more. I am after all in 12 in 2011 and might only have TWO of those 12 pairs finished *ahem* BUT I do have 3 pairs so close to being finished and once this pair is done I’ll be halfway there. I think I hear my sock mojo calling.

Reading– Another audio book this week. I chose 33 Men by Johnathan Franklin, the story of the survival and rescue of the Chilean Miners. Its a very interesting read so far. I had no idea they had so much room down there and access to quite a bit of equipment. I’m liking it so far.

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Its been a while since I’ve Joining Ginny for Yarn Along. To be honest I haven’t been reading at all until I downloaded an audio book yesterday.  So, what are you knitting or crocheting right now? What are you reading?

Reading – I downloaded Little Princes by Connor Grennan from my local library’s site. I love that I can download audiobooks and ebooks for free from them. Although the selection right now is slim,I’m sure more will become available in the coming months.

Knitting – Still working away on Blithe by Kim Hargreaves. I’m over halfway there and hope to have it wrapped up soon so I can get some wear out of it before summer leaves us.