Day: April 25, 2013

Knitting and Crochet Blog Week

What are your favourite colours for knitted or crocheted projects. Have a think about what colours you seem to favour when yarn shopping and crafting.

Only after writing this part of your post should you then actually look to see what colours you have used in your projects. Make a quick tally of what colours you have used in your projects over the past year and compare it to the colours you have written about. Compare this, in turn, to the colours that are most dominant in your yarn stash – do they correlate?

Now think back to your house animal – do the colours you have chosen relate to your animal in anyway – if you are in the house of peacock, for example, are your projects often multicoloured and bright?

I am starting Knitting and Crochet Blog Week a few days late on Day 4. This colour question is always pertinent. I love colour and knitting has definitely opened my mind what I colours can and can not use, together or separate. Since I knit mostly for myself, I try to find colours that would look good on me.

Colours I seem to favour: Red, Purple, Blue, as well as neutrals like White and Grey.

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1. Do you read books about sports?
2. How about AT sporting events? (Kid’s soccer practice?) – BTT

In general, I have not really read many books about sports. Even though I am more physically active and have tried to be an active person most of my life, I actually do not really like participating in competitive team sports. I have watched a lot of sports on TV, but less so in the past few years. Similarly, I rarely go to sporting events, but I enjoy myself when I do and I don’t read at them.

Having said that, one book about sports that I really like is Nick Hornby’s Fever Pitch which his ode to football (soccer) and his team Arsenal. Aside from his literary essays, I think that is my favourite book of his because he captured the feelings of loving sport and supporting one’s team so well even though I have never really supported just one team. I read the book at the height of my Premiership viewing. I use to watch football matches every Saturday morning with my Dad, and it’s his sport of preference so the topic is close to my heart in a way.

I’ve also heard good things about the Friday Night Lights book (love the TV series), but I have not found the time to read it.

Any other recommendations for sports books?