knitting and reading

Another Wednesday here and joining up with Ginny for the yarn along. I’ve completely finished six pattern repeats of Topiary and I’m reading a Brene Brown book – I Thought it was Just Me. It’s a good read but requires a fair bit of concentration on my part as it isn’t speaking to me quite as much as the last book of hers that I read, The Gifts of Imperfection. I’m only half way through but hope to finish up soon because I have The Girl on the Train waiting for me. John and I choose to have a mutual book on the go at the same time on our Kindle apps and that’s the latest book I chose. He’s already miles ahead of me so I’ll have to put some serious night time reading in to catch up.


Nicholas and John decided on some late afternoon fishing yesterday. They haven’t had much luck off the dock so decided to try sitting in the fishing boat out in the middle of the cove. There were lots of nibbles but nothing to bring home. Nicholas caught one decent sized small mouth bass earlier in the summer and had to make the hard choice for the first time. Up until that, they were too small to keep. This one was big enough, so he chose to learn how to dispatch it humanely and my sister in law cooked it for his lunch. This was when John and I were back at home for a few days, so we heard later about how delicious it was!



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11 Responses to knitting and reading

  1. fawn says:

    We went fishing this weekend too! The boys were talking about all of the delicious fish dishes we (I!) would make with the fish we’d catch, but alas… there were no fish.

  2. Donna says:

    Your Topiary is real pretty in that grey. I hope your boys get to catch some fish real soon. We have been in a drought over here lately too – my daughter and her friends go out but come back with empty nets.

  3. Pom Pom says:

    I love the fishermen photo!
    Your knitting looks beautiful, too!

  4. Natalie says:

    I love the cables in your project! And the colour. so cozy.

    What a peaceful looking spot. We tried fishing a few times this summer as well, but noting big enough to eat. There’s always next year.

  5. isaida says:

    Just recently finished Girl on the Train – very good!

  6. laura says:

    Your knitting project is beautiful. Can’t wait to see it finished. The pictures on your blog are lovely. I read about the loss of your mil. So sorry, it’s tough when the ones we love go ahead. Wish you and your family blessing for the rest of your summer there. Looks like a wonderful place.

  7. woolythyme says:

    had to add topiary to my to-do list…..yours is lovely!!! fishing and kids just seem to go together….our grands are coming for a little family fall outing that we decided to have at a lake. The ONLY thing the 10 year old want to do is go fishing! (His daddy used to spend days ‘fishing’ in a little run-off behind some new-house construction when he was barely beyond toddler age. Stick, string, bobber—-but no hook! catch anything? nope. not today. maybe tomorrow.) teaching patience at a young age!!!

  8. Jenny says:

    Your Topiary looks amazing, I’ve just added the pattern to my ravelry library to treat myself to closer to christmas 🙂 The grey works so well with the patterning – jenny xx

  9. Adrienne says:

    Topiary is looking great!

  10. Lucy Bowen says:

    The photos are gorgeous and topiary looks fab.

  11. The grey cables are exquisite! That photo on the water, though, is breathtaking.

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