Wednesday, April 30, 2014

On The Needles :: Polka Dot Sweater

Joining Ginny :: Tami :: Nicole :: Christina
What's on your needles today?


After weeks with snw and rainy weather, we woke up to a clear blue sky today :)
So good to sit outdoors for hours knitting *bliss*


Knitting: I'm knitting Eirin a Polka Dot sweater in the same yarn I made her the Holmenkollen sweater. I have just the sleeves and the pockets left to knit, so I think it will be off the needles before the weekend :)

Reading: I love a good mystery/adventure book and it's even better if it has a historical twist to it. The Emerald Storm which is the 5th book in the Ethan Gage series is one of those books :) I love this series and if you like this kind of books, you should read them.

The year is 1803. Swashbuckling, ribald, and irreverent hero Ethan Gage has outsmarted wily enemies and survived dangerous challenges across the globe, from the wilds of the American frontier to the pyramids of Egypt. Now the rakish hero finds himself in the Caribbean with his wife, Astiza, on a desperate hunt to secure the lost treasure of Montezuma—a legendary hoard rumored to have been hidden from Cortés's plundering Spanish conquistadors. Hot on his heels are British agents who want the gold to finance a black slave revolt in Saint-Domingue, robbing hostile France of its richest colony. The French, too, seek the treasure for the secrets it contains, the key to an incredible new means of invasion that can ensure Britain's defeat—on its own land.
Caught between the French and the rebel slave forces, Ethan and Astiza are in a race for gold and glory that will thrust them into the center of a bloody struggle for freedom as they try to rescue their son. And this time, Gage's luck may be running out.
Brilliantly combining science, history, mythology, and wit, William Dietrich has woven a larger-than-life tale that sees Ethan embroiled in the Napoleonic era's ideals, opportunism, and inventions, which gave rise to the modern world. Filled with intrigue, voodoo, a hurricane, violent political unrest, and unexpected passion.

- From Goodreads -


  1. those polka dot pockets are the BEST!!! what a cute design!

  2. What a great pattern! I can't wait to see it finished!

  3. Oh my lands, I think I'd die if I still had snow on the ground - and I love snow! Cute sweater!

  4. That sweater is so cute! I can't wait to see yours finished.

    I also love that there is still snow on the ground and you are knitting outside. That's dedication. ;)

  5. Nice photos, reminds me of the Lake Tahoe area where we spend a lot of time. We also enjoy just sitting out in the sun and we often have snow until May!

  6. Spennende polkadot-jakke i fine farger. Blir morsomt å se den ferdig.

  7. Cute sweater. I really like your mug, too :)

  8. yay for outside knitting and sunshine!!! It's been a long time coming. Love the knit!

  9. The berry and taupe will be great together.

  10. We had several days of rain and a lot of flooding. I didn't think it would ever stop!

  11. That's great that you could be outdoors knitting again. The sweater seems to be coming along nicely. The book series sounds really interesting.


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