Friday, February 20, 2015

A Mummy of a Weekly Link Round-Up

You know what one of the biggest winter draws in the Valley of the Sun is? Baseball's spring training. And can I ever see a difference in the traffic! On my way to The Poisoned Pen last Saturday, the streets were clogged with out-of-towners going well below the speed limit because (1) they didn't know where they were going, and/or (2) they were scared to death of driving in a big city. Oh well. They bring lots of money, and I can sympathize with anyone who wants to get away from their horrid winter weather to soak up our balmy temperatures and brilliant blue skies.

Another progress report!

Remember that afghan I've been working on? It's finished! Since Denis laid claim to it, I made him "model" it for us. Following in my mother's footsteps, I decided to knit an afghan that you can really wrap yourself up in. It's soft and lightweight and warm. In fact, I had to be careful how I draped the thing as I worked on it so I wouldn't overheat. Look at the size of it-- I may as well start stitching a bedspread for our king-sized bed next! The other photo shows the afghan neatly folded and a project that I finished in two evenings. No, I have no need of a warm scarf here in Phoenix, but I have many friends and relatives who live in cold country, and I made suggestions and have taken some requests for color combinations, length, etc. From the looks of things, I'll be needing those 72 skeins of yarn I ordered last week!

Oops. Put down the knitting needles and round up those links, Cathy! Head 'em up, move 'em out!

Books, Movies & Other Interesting Tidbits

Channeling My Inner Indiana Jones

Channeling My Inner Elly Mae Clampett
  • I wonder if I'll be knitting sweaters like this when I'm 109?
  • Some scientists are working on reviving extinct species. (Shades of Jurassic Park!) As much as I love critters, I don't think I want a wooly mammoth trampling my petunias.

The Happy Wanderer

I  ♥  Lists

That's all for this week. Don't forget to stop by next Friday when I'll be sharing a freshly selected batch of links for your surfing pleasure.

Have a wonderful weekend, and read something fabulous!


  1. Congratulations on finishing that afghan, Cathy! It's great! And as to baseball? There is just something about spring training... Thanks as ever for the great links, too. I would just love to be the one to help sort out that new collection of rare books out. That is, if could stop myself reading each one.

    1. I'd love to help out with that collection, but I'd have the same problem as you, Margot!


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