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   Rollingcow posted on Suggested Reading  I'm not much for heavy political books and most biographies leave me wondering what was left out so I tend not to read many of those sorts of things-unless it's books on the Civil War and those can be good or bad themselves. Urban Fantasy is a favorite along with cozy murder mysteries, they keep the mind occupied and if one is willing to suspend reality very entertaining. After the knitting discussion on the Klatch yesterday I thought maybe some of you might enjoy knitting mysteries. Sally Goldenbaum writes 'Seaside Knitting' which are pretty good, the main character is around our age and lives in a small sea side town. Another good series is 'Blacksheep Knitters' by Nancy Canadeo (I think that's how it's spelled ). These ladies all get together once a week to eat and knit and, of course, solve murders in their little towns. There are also series' on cooking, crochet, sewing, embroidery and sevral other hobbies. They may not be earth shaking, but they are entertaining and mostly well written, a nice break from the rest of the world.
Mrs. Cow
May 5 at 08:22 EST .

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   NotaBene  Mrs. Cow, thank you for the recommendation on books about knitting. I read A Good Yarn by Debbie Macomber, it was a nice book about ladies knitting together. We do need a break from what is happening around us.
May 6 at 02:01 EST .

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   Rollingcow posted on Coffee Klatch  Not quite half finished. What d'ya think, Yots?
Mrs. Cow

   May 3 at 15:29 EST .

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   Yottyhere  I love the pattern that yarn makes! You won't be complaining about cold feet anymore.I can't believe how fast you knit either!!!!

The new tile we had put down is so blasted cold when the weather is cool/cold.... I wear heavy socks and slippers most of the time.
Now when it gets hot hot hot and humid then the floor feels great!

I also have a lot of scatter rugs so you can realistically walk all over the downstairs going from rug to rug (which I do )
And I love the tile so easy to care for and looks great all the time.
May 3 at 16:38 EST .

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   Rollingcow  We got rid of the carpet here in the Barn a year ago. I've never been fond of it since it traps odors. I wear slippers all the time, but Mr. Cow is fond of being sock-footed and we do have area rugs here and there.
Love this color yarn, can't wait to see how some of the others work up.
Mrs. Cow
May 3 at 17:28 EST .

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   NotaBene  Beautiful Mrs. Cow. This is a wonderful yarn. I made a sweater for my grandson in white and different blues. It turn out great. Will try to post a picture tomorrow.
May 3 at 21:00 EST .

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   Rollingcow  Please do! I love to see other people's projects, it's half the fun of going to the weekly Sit'N'Knit I go to. The most fun is when everyone does the same project in a month and seeing how different our projects are.
Mrs. Cow
May 3 at 21:51 EST .

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   Rollingcow posted on Coffee Klatch  One of life's little pleasures-sock yarn.
Mrs. Cow

   May 3 at 10:42 EST .

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   Yottyhere  Those are some very pretty colors.
I don't blame you deciding to make some for yourself, How many do you have to use for a pair of socks?
May 3 at 11:30 EST .

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   Rollingcow  One pair per skein of yarn unless you make baby socks then you can sometimes get two pair. Most of us save the left-over yarn then make wild socks that sometimes don't match. I have a couple of skeins that make two totally different colored socks on purpose. My feet usually look like I got dressed in the dark.
Mrs. Cow
May 3 at 11:50 EST .

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   Rollingcow posted on Suggested Reading  If you decide to write a book on any topic what so ever you should first know something about that topic so as not to drive off the very group you are trying to attract to your novel. Small details do matter to those of us who do certain things or have certain hobbies. The author I'm thinking of writes an interesting story with a group of friends who are just a touch snobby and she seems to know quite a lot about food that I wouldn't eat (don't like avacados or tofu nor do I care for tea ) but when you say 'she reached for a pair of double pointed needles' I have problems. Double pointed needles come in sets of either four or five, they are meant to knit in the round and are used for socks, mittens and hats (well, once your decreases make the crown of the hat uncomfortable to knit on circular needles ). There are other problems with the sort of yarns they use for things that makes the blood boil, and no I'm not the only one with issues here, it doesn't matter with the story as a whole, however, it's annoying over the course of the novel. There is no excuse not to do a bit of research. In a recent book the author mentions a terrier who is a major plot device that weighs 80 pounds which makes it either an extremely rare Black Russian Terrier or an obese Stafforshire, no terriers get so large since most were bred to hunt close to the ground-Terrier meaning 'terra' meaning 'earth'.
Mrs. Cow
May 2 at 08:29 EST .

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   Escaped commieny  My terrier was 85 lbs. 90 % Airedale and who knows what else. Dr. Joe thinks maybe some Shepard.
The Airedale Terrier is the largest of the terriers - often called the "King of Terriers." This breed is highly energetic and brave with a square, sturdy build and deep chest. Unfortunate she took on a snake and lost.
May 2 at 11:07 EST .

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   Rollingcow  I'm fully aware of what Airedale terriers are having owned several, not one of them weighed anywhere near 85 pounds, mostly because they were in good weight and not obese.
Mrs. Cow
May 2 at 12:33 EST .

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   Yottyhere  That's why I was telling you the other day MrsC I have sworn off new authors completely unless someone I trust gives me a Heads Up on their book....in the last 6 months I have wasted so much of my time attempting to read some of the "new" stuff put out there at Amazon...not only do the authors not know about their topic (which is pitiful ) but the entire story collapses 1/2 way through and it's just a hot mess until the finish.
I have deleted a lot of it off my Kindle and before I started giving the new authors a chance I never ever never deleted things off my Kindle.

I read one book supposedly taking place on the coast of Maine and it was one of the worst researched local information book I have ever attempted to read....evidently the author spent too many hours watching Murder SHe Wrote basing her info on that television show....dreadful.
I mean if you are going to write a story do your due diligence and research the content of your writings....

PS I have found some good "new" ones out there and I give them a good review and tell my friends and family about them.
May 3 at 08:38 EST .

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   Clipped wings  I continue to try new, independent authors also. Sometimes, I find a true gem, mostly not. Since my husband has been writing novels after his retirement, I am very aware of this topic. It's hard for an unknown person to get a lot of notice unless those who read and like write reviews! With that said, may I put in a plug for a couple of his books without being kicked out?? If you answer that it is ok, I'll give the info. He was a Special Forces officer and has military background, but his topics have been varied. I'd love to tell you about them.
May 5 at 19:50 EST .

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   Yottyhere  CW it's fine by me but this isn't my site so my okay and $1.00 will get ya a cuppa of coffee

...that said if you are just going to give his book title at Amazon(? ) or wherever link there shouldn't be any problem with it because no one is forced to click on the link I should think.

And telling us about your husbands retirement work is fine, because I talk about my pugs and Mrs C talks about her knitting/quilts and

Nu......well poor Nu just rattles on about anything and all we do is nod our heads and say uhhhh huh every once in awhile

(I can say this because she is out of town right now away from her computer when she returns I might have to go into hiding )

Go ahead (we can blame it on Buzzard ) and after all the name of this Wall is Suggested Reading and so you will just be suggesting some reading.
May 5 at 21:59 EST .

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   Nugoddess   Go ahead (we can blame it on Buzzard ) and after all the name of this Wall is Suggested Reading and so you will just be suggesting some reading.

I have a suggestion for you Yots, but I don't want to be sent to the Time Out Corner.

Nnn!
May 6 at 07:11 EST .

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   Yottyhere  Awwwww Nu (Ouiser )

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ts_95NI3U
4k


quit being so grumpy :D
May 6 at 08:11 EST .

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   Clipped wings  For a totally different read, you might enjoy selecting "Devil's Blade" or "Overload" for a story all too possible with our porous borders. These can be found on Amazon for download. Author is Thomas Rowe Drinkard.
http://www.amazon.com/Devils-Blade-Thoma
s-Drinkard-ebook/dp/B00B1W14BA/ref=sr_1_
2?ie=UTF8&qid=1399378110&sr=8-2&keywords
=thomas+rowe+drinkard
May 6 at 08:16 EST .

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   Balogreene  CW, thanks for the link. These look good. My dad spent his retirement years writing science fiction, and getting rejection notices. Some day, I want to self-publish and put on Amazon, his books. I'll try a book now, in fact.
May 9 at 17:31 EST .

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   Rollingcow posted on Coffee Klatch  I am making socks. I hate socks from Walmart that are cheap and mostly made of nylon that keep my feet cold in the winter so I bought some books and took a class and am making myself socks out of merino wool and silk, alpaca and a bit of blue faced leicester for strength. I am making socks that are dyed wonderful colors and wonderful patterns. I will not be making socks for anyone else. They are done on small needles and take time and effort, I will be selfish with them, but show them to everyone and sing their praises just so I can tell people 'why, no, you aren't worthy of my socks.'
Mrs. Cow
May 2 at 08:06 EST .

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   Yottyhere  Send me a picture of your socks when you get done I have never seen a pair other than the 'bulky' ones my Mom use to make us to go with our reindeer sweaters....
May 2 at 08:24 EST .

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   Surfhut  The only sock I ever knitted looked more like a house-shoe than a sock, so I gave up. Can't wait to see pictures of the finished products. Fashion show, please.
May 2 at 19:42 EST .

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   Rollingcow posted on Suggested Reading  Cleaning off some shelves in the sewing room I ran across an old friend. "Descent into Darkness" by Edward C. Raymer. It's about the men who dove on the ships sunk during Pearl Harbor looking for bodies. It's an eye opener about another aspect of Naval life. You can get it in paperback, for the Kindle and it just became available on Audible, it's a great book.
Mrs. Cow
April 27 at 18:05 EST .

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   Balogreene  I'm more than halfway through it now, Mrs. Cow. Thanks for the recommendation. I got it from Audible.com, and am really liking the book, but, I put more emotion into reading when I read to my dogs (they think I'm paying attention to them ).
April 28 at 15:42 EST .

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   Nugoddess  That sounds like a totally interesting book, Mrs Cow. Thanks for the heads up.
April 29 at 18:02 EST .

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   Nugoddess posted on Rollingcow  I can relate ...
   April 27 at 16:20 EST .

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   Nugoddess posted on Rollingcow  It was so very nice of you to knit leg warmers for Mabel, Mrs Cow. I'm sure she appreciates them.
   April 17 at 17:42 EST .

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   Nugoddess posted on Rollingcow  Ya know, it's just so appropriate sometimes ...
   April 13 at 21:23 EST .

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   Rollingcow  I get this every single day.
Mrs. Cow
April 15 at 03:51 EST .

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   Nugoddess posted on Rollingcow  Mrs Cow, I told you to use just a smidge of gel. Really, you have to stop letting Georgia do your hair!
   April 10 at 17:53 EST .

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   Rollingcow  I saw this the other day but when I logged in to say something it was gone! I hope that's some sort of headdress cause that's weird.
Mrs. Cow
April 15 at 03:51 EST .

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