Friday, April 4, 2008

Side to Side Muffatees

As these were an experiment, I'm really pleased with how they turned out. They are nice and snug, yet stretchy as they would be if one knitted them in the round using ribbing all the way. One done and will CO the next one today.

I'm feeling guilty about letting my socks languish while working on the Mittnz. I guess maybe I need to start using the timer again and working for an hour on one thing, then an hour on the next until I feel like I'm paying everyone enough attention! We won't discuss all the other projects-in-waiting!

Youngest Son got to the airport, on his plane, to Atlanta, met his dad and on to Nashville without a hitch. So he's probably up and playing games or impatient to do so!

F's hubby B suggested a book series to me: The Sisters Grimm by Michael Buckley. They are young adult books, about the same reading level as The Spiderwick Chronicles by Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black.
Orphaned after their parents mysteriously disappear, sisters Daphne and Sabrina Grimm are sent to live with the grandmother they’ve never known. They had been told that Granny Relda was dead, when in fact she was very much alive and living in upstate New York. In The Fairy-Tale Detectives, Granny introduces the girls to the unusual assortment of characters who inhabit Ferryport Landing, a town on the Hudson River were many strange and mysterious crimes have been occurring. In Ferryport Landing, Sabrina and Daphne learn that they are descendants of the famous Grimm Brothers and that those famous fairy tales were actually histories of a magical parallel world. Described as “Nancy Drew meets Shrek,” the Sisters first cases focus on Jack and the giant who is rampaging through town, smarmy Price Charming, who as mayor of Ferryport Landing has broader political ambitions, and a plot to kidnap Granny Relda.
If you're looking for a good gift for the young reader or good stories to read to the 1st and 2nd graders, this is a great introduction to mysteries and reuniting with all the fairy tale figures you and they have ever read about.


  1. Timer! Great idea! I need to do that also. Thanks, your blog reminded me. Muffatees look good!

  2. Well I am glad to know that someone else uses that little timer! With all the projects I have going at one time, I allot a certain amount of time to each of them. Ding! Time's up and on to the next one :)

  3. What a great to share the love amongst our projects -- a timer! The book sounds great -- let us knowhow you liked it.


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