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books, knitting, food and whatever else I want to write about

Knitting: I got my Ravelry invite finally this past weekend which means I've been spending my merry time over there. If you're on it, add me as I am "athenablue". For knitting, I am still dismayed by the Swallowtail Shawl, but I cast on Shedir this week using Rowan Felted Tweed. I love the yarn. The yarn is quite dark, so I hope the cables show up well. I'm debating about cabling without a cable…

Okay, love him or loathe him, you’d have to live under a rock not to know that J.K. Rowling’s final Harry Potter book, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, comes out on Saturday… Are you going to read it? If so, right away? Or just, you know, eventually, when you get around to it? Are you attending any of the midnight parties? If you’re not going to read it, why not? And, for the record……

On my weekly trip to the library yesterday, I saw and bought this bag which goes to the public library foundation. It's one of those Bring Your Own Bag iniatives that encourage the use of recyclable and reusable bags in place of plastic bags. I'm really glad to have bought it since the money goes directly to the library and up to this point, I've been using one of my purses or a plastic bags…

Just some updates of what I have been up to. I started Watership Down today, am more than halfway now, and enjoying it immensely. I reread Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone this past weekend, as well as listening to Stephen Fry's audiobook for it while I knitted the Rose Wrist Warmers. During the narration, I finished the left glove. No photos until the complete project. It could have been longer, but it fits very…

Fourth Day of the month, and I've already read two books, both that I named for my summer reading challenge. Need to catch up and prep for some more summer reading. I am currently reading E. M. Forster's Where Angels Fear to Tread and will finish soon. Through surfing, I found Arukiyomi's 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die Spreadsheet from Paul Boxall's list. I doubt I'll read all of those books, and I…