One of the books is this one by Danny Gregory which is an illustrated memoir of the grief he dealt with after the death of his wife, Patti. I have begun reading it already. Gregory is very honest and open about his grief, its effects on his life and how he has handled it. The illustrations are the drawings he made at the time; some are rather rough, most are in lots of color and all bring his words to you with an immediacy that is unusual.
This yarn is multicolored and just fabulous. I can hardly wait to get started even though I have several other projects ( I have lost interest in them and it is hard to want to work on them). Maybe I will get to them after this is finished. There will be 24 blocks, each with several colors, with stripes that vary in width/thickness as they go across. This magic is accomplished by knitting short rows and makes "waves" of a sort. It is suggested that learning to knit backwards might be helpful. Since I don't knit all that well forwards, I am not sure if I will attack going backwards quite yet.
Here are the bookcases. The new one, not yet filled, is on the right. I have books still to assign to it but I want to think about what should go where. The new one has two separate sections inside and Dean would, I know, like to have the shelves lined up across from each other but I think that they will have to be placed wherever they need to be so that the books will fit. We will use the dining table for a library table and put the slanted stand I use for dictionaries on the sideboard. Voila! A dining room/library. There are two servers and each has a shelf along the lower area so the whole place might get loaded with books before it is all over.
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