Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Lemon honey cowl {and book finds}.

Just some pictures of my other finished Honey Cowl. I used the lovely golden yellow yarn I bought on our recent trip to the mountains. It's 100% Merino wool and so soft...probably my favorite yarn I've knitted with so far. :)

The color in the above pictures is probably more accurate, but there are variations in the yarn from deep to pale yellow. 

And a little something random to tack on the end of this post. While in town today, me and my mom hit some thrift stores. We hadn't been in a few weeks, and I found some great deals. {Yes, my book resolution is pretty much out the window now. But I'll make my excuses discuss that later at the end of the year.}

I had a bit of a shocker when we went in Goodwill. They're remodeling and rearranging. And the bookstore, which has looked exactly the same since I started shopping there when I was like 9 or 10 years old, is being moved around a bit. That kind of knocked me for a loop. I don't handle change very well. :)

The bargain store also had gotten in a lot of new things since we've been there last. The first book I laid eyes on was a single copy of Three Times Lucky, a wonderful little book I recently read. I ordered that book less than a month ago from B&N and paid about $12 for it...in the bargain store it was $3.99. Ouch. Same thing happened right after I bought A Million Suns. I really do scour the bookshelves there, but every once in a while something good and relatively new just randomly appears.

Anyway, between the bargain store and Goodwill I spent less than $13 on seven books. Not bad.

From the bargain store:
-Al Capone Shines My Shoes. I loved the first book, Al Capone Does My Shirts. It's a story about a boy who lives on Alcatraz in the 30s because his dad works there. How can that not be intriguing? :) But it was so much more than that. Our library didn't have the sequel, so I was thrilled when I found it today!
-Peter Pan. Okay, so I already own one copy. But this is one of those gorgeous editions that Puffin did for children's classics. It has a fairy and stars and pirate ships on the cover. I couldn't resist.

From Goodwill:
-Little House in the Ozarks. A book full of articles and essays written by Laura Ingalls Wilder, most from the early 1900s. I've never come across this before in real life (though I might have seen it mentioned somewhere when I was on my Little House kick last year).
-Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. I didn't read HP when the first book or two were first released. So I just have worn little paperback copies of those two. For books three through seven, I was a fan and bought the hardcovers the first day they were released. I've been searching for 1st edition hardcovers of the first two books to complete my set...found CoS today! I picked up two copies in the store: one was not a first edition, and one was but it was really worn. Then on another aisle I stumbled on this one, which was perfect.
-The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar. I'm trying to collect all of Roald Dahl's books...I haven't read this one before. I think it's seven short stories.
-Gathering Blue. I loved The Giver. It was the first dystopian book I ever read. I've had the third book, The Messenger, for a while but I've been waiting to read this, the second book, before I got to the third.
-The Story of the Amulet. I just recently heard about E. Nesbit, and I want to read some of her books. So this one of hers drew my attention. I was a bit disappointed when I got home to realize that this is the third book in a series so now I have to read the other two first. :) But look at that spine...this was someone's favorite book. And I love that.

P.S. Did you vote today? I've voted twice before on smaller things, but this is the first year I've been old enough to vote in a presidential election. That was pretty exciting. I'm not particularly crazy over either of the candidates, but as a Christian, I had to support the person who has the same opinion as me on moral issues like abortion.

Until next time,


  1. I love the scarf!

    This was my first major election, too. I also wasn't crazy about Romney, but I basically just cast my vote against Obama. I just really do NOT want another four years of Obama. *praying*

  2. Beautiful work!
    Ah.....temptation. Books are just too much to resist sometimes.
    Remodeling the bookstore.....that calls for a trip!


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