Wow! I can't believe it's the end of February already and I'm still in a reading funk. Not good at all. I've gone through my GoodReads TBR list but that didn't help and emails from Netgalley and Penguin's First To Read Program announcing new books up for requests didn't spark any interest either until one book caught my eye. The book is called The Bookshop of the Broken Hearted by Robert Hillman, a historical fiction set in 1968 rural Australia. I sent in my guaranteed request but approved readers won't get to download it until March 5th. I think I lost my reading mojo while reading the Echo Trilogy by Lindsey Fairleigh because I was reading it on my phone as it was an Amazon Kindle exclusive book and as you all know, I don't have a Kindle. I really wish Kobo will update their operating software on all Kobo devices to where you can download and install other reading apps like you can do with the Energy Sistem brand from Spain or the GoodeReader brand of eInk devices. And no, I don't like reading on an iPad or Amazon Fire HD or any other generic tablet out there. The glare and horrible lighting from the screens hurt my eyes! It's bad enough that I stare at a computer screen for 8 hours a day during the work days. But anyway, go get the Echo Trilogy by Lindsey Fairleigh especially if you love time travel and Egyptian Mythology. It's really good.
Anyway, I am 110 rows out of 198 rows of the blanket that I'm making for someone special and it is heavy. I seriously doubt this will be used as a throw/blanket to cuddle up with. I feel like it is more suitable as an area rug and it should be fine as such since it is a blend of acrylic and nylon. Really durable fiber content on that yarn for sure. I had to stop working on it for 2 days to avoid further risk of injury to my left wrist. It was hurting so bad I had trouble using keyboard shortcuts on The Beast during work.
Only 1 original painting this month and a larger version of I Dream of Mermaid that is yet to be framed but that's okay because I've re-learned 2 new songs on the piano which I have yet to record. Still working on polishing the 2 pieces though so hang tight. I feel like I'm slowly getting behind here now that everything is written down and staring right back at me.
Well, I hope you all had a relaxing, safe and warm Valentine's Day if you celebrate it. My husband and I did and if you're ever in Colorado, definitely try out the Tempura Cheesecake from Sushi Ai (or Ai Sushi?). Just thinking about it already makes my mouth water. With that said, I really hope Easter comes sooner rather than later because I absolutely don't have self-control when it comes to these addicting Ferrero Hazelnut Eggs. I'm indulging way too much. My justification: because they only come out once a year around Easter! And the husband goes out and buys another tiny bag or bags for me. Sweet but so not helpful. So much for trying to eat healthier this month.
Ball Blanket - yarn I'm using is Bernat Beyond, Cream colorway, 85% Acrylic, 15% Nylon, Super Bulky weight; using a Clover Amour hook US size L/8mm - I want this blanket to be a surprise for when the recipients receive it so no photo on this project until it is done and delivered
Just in case, I would like to share the blogs and/or podcasts I'm really enjoying which are also listed on the side bar...and these are in the order I discovered them...hope you'll enjoy them too!