I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas! My family and I celebrated the holiday by staying home and having a great dinner made by my mom. Simple. I love simple.
One of my favorite gifts was an Amazon Kindle, and I gotta say that I am falling in love with it. 1) Browsing books online is one of my favorite past times; 2) I wanted to keep my physical library to a minimum, but don’t like getting rid of books; 3) I can buy and read books anywhere; 4) It’s lightweight.
In all honesty, I was a little worried that it would take time for me to get used to the screen, but the Kindle has a screen unlike a computer or phone. . . it really is like reading something on paper. I also worried that I wouldn’t like the lack of page turning (it’s something I love about reading from paper books), but pushing a button isn’t nearly as bad as I thought it would be. The one and only thing that I will miss that the kindle cannot replace is the smell of books. Ah well, life is about give and take anyway.
Enough of that – I’m gonna prove to you that I still knit.
Pattern: Abalone by Beata Jezek
Yarn: Hand dyed (main) and Araucania Nature Wool Chunky (cc)
The sleeves turned out too big for me, but I intentionally knit the body a little bigger so that I could close it up in the front if I needed to (with a shawl pin). Either way, I’m pretty happy with it and I’ve almost completed another project which will be posted soon!
In the meantime, give me book recommendations!