#5, And We’re Starting To Jive!!!

Yup! I have another project finished for January. This is actually going in my box for 2018 Holiday gifts, so it’s a win-win. I didn’t want to stop knitting on it. Can you blame me? It came out awesome!

I called this project “Icy Joyful Diamonds.” I started this project October 15th of 2017, and finished it yesterday! I was taking a picture of this FO for Instagram, and got Catbombed in the cutest of ways…. The picture was too cute, so I didn’t bother re-taking the picture to get a better picture for my Ravelry FO picture. You can see why, right?

This is the “Pure Joy” by Joji Locatelli. I absolutely LOVED the genius of this simple, but pretty, pattern! It called to me the entire time I was knitting on it. Let me show you a close  up of the simple lace pattering.  Isn’t it pretty!!!

I used two colorways of Lolo Did It, Plush Sock. One was “Ice Ice Baby,” and the Second was “Barely There Diamond.” I absolutely LOVE the way these two colors played off each other, and of the way they matched the personality of the person I’m giving this shawl to.

Honestly, now that I’ve finished it, I kinda wish there was more to knit. So, I predict there will be another “Pure Joy” on my needles in the near future. Maybe after I finish a few other things… Let’s see how long I can be good…

 

Anyway, I’m off to continue Finishing things!  Until Next time, Happy Crafting!

-Silver-

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#4, And Hoping For More!!!

As many of you probably have figured out already, I’m planning on participating in the Desert Vista Dyeworks’ Fourth Annual Sock Club. Basically, the premise of the Club, is to start and finish a pair of socks in a month using Desert Vista Dyeworks’ (DVD) wonderful yarn colorways. I’ve been thinking of doing this since November of 2016, and set about getting enough yarns for a whole year during the course of  2017.  For ease of access on Ravelry, I’m going to simply call them all by the month’s name and DVD socks.

 

So, you guessed it!!! The name of this month’s socks I called “January’s DVD Socks.”

The colorway this month was Called “Seven Year Itch.”  This colorway was created by Susan to celebrate The Knitgirllls’ 7th Podiversary this past year. I KNEW it was the perfect colorway for January, as it was also Emptyeye and My 7th year wedding anniversary. So, as you do…

I started this pair right after midnight on the 1st and completed the pair on January 23rd. I used Wendy D. Johnson’s “Toe-up Socks With A Difference. This wasn’t the first time I used this heel, but it is one of the heels I like the best…  Here, let me get you a close-up of the heel…

 

When I write this post, there are just over 12 hours until I can cast on February, and I LITERALLY cannot wait! 😉

Anyway, I’m off to keep finishing things.  Until the next time, Happy Crafting!

-Silver-

FO #3, Here We Go!!!

Like I mentioned, I’m a few FO’s behind. But at least this one was only finished last night…

I was over-due for a hat that fit my melon right. Since I’ve been big in #craftivism recently, I decided I need to make myself a  KitKat Hat by Andre Sue.

With the introduction of the 13th Doctor as a Female, I wanted to honor Ms. Jodie Whittaker and welcome her to the Doctor Who family, so to speak.

I had this awesome “Police Box” colorway from Lorna’s Laces on their Shephard Worsted base that I’ve been meaning to turn into a hat since I bought it months ago. It occurred to me that  the yarn and the KitKat Hat pattern were the PURRRRRfect match for each other, and MUST go together. So, here we are…

I called this project “13 is Here! Get ‘er Queen!” I started this hat January 8th, and it stalled after the cast-on until the Knit Night that Nice & Knit hosted Tuesday the 9th. Then I’ve been working on it ALOT over the past few days after I finished the last FO…

 

Alright. I’m all caught up on FO’s. Now to go finish some more!!!  I hope you have a great day and an awesome weekend.  Happy Crafting!!!

-Silver-

Hello There, FO #2!

Hello Again! I’m playing a bit of catch-up, as I’ve finished 3 objects before I thought to start this series. So, here we go with FO #2.

I called this  project “NoBunny Parties Like An Angel On Acid.”

I’ll explain this in a bit, I promise. The Pattern is  Party on my needles by Joji Locatelli. I absolutely love this pattern, and knew I wanted to include as many wild and happy colors as I could. For this, I turned to three different dyers and 3 awesome colors that had just come my way. 

  1. GnomeAcres. I used their color “Little Bunny Foo Foo” on their House Gnome Base.
  2. Leading Men Fiber Arts. I used their color “Acid Trip” on their Show Stopper Base.
  3. Nerd Girl Yarns. I used their color “Teenage Mutant Ninja Angel” on their Bounce & Stomp Base.

So, if you’ve been following my projects on Ravelry, I try to name my projects with a combination of the yarn, pattern, and maybe something I’m thinking about while I’m starting the project. Some are just out of left field, but will often make sense to you if you know me in real life…

So, with the three colors I used (and that I mentioned above), as well as the pattern, can you see what I did there? I’m still so proud of myself that I was that clever. Mostly because that could have easily been a “Knitting Attack” due to the decision being made at 11:00 at night… 😉

Anyway, I started this project on October 15th and finished it January 17th. I used size 4 (3.5mm) 40 inch Red Lace ChiaoGoo fixed circular needles. I still have to block the picot bind-off a bit, but I still want to wear it to work to show it off. A few of my co-workers don’t see the finished projects I’m working on at lunch until much later, so…

I’ll put up better pictures of the shawl and me wearing it up on my Ravelry Project page as soon as I get them. Waiting for better light… Or, at least, that’s what I’m telling myself… 😉

I should be by soon with FO #3. So, until then, Happy Crafting!

-Silver-

Let The FO Parade Begin

So, to go with my 2018 goal of finishing things, I’m going to chronologize my journey with each FO as I go through the year. Mostly because I plan on finishing as many FO’s as I can. Another goal was to write a few more blog posts this year. So, here we are.

The first thing I finished this year was what I called “Lovely Friendship Travels.”

 This is the pattern “Friendship Road Sweater” by Cori Eichelberger. This pattern can be found in the book she co-wrote with Megan in their book, Minnesota 52.

It is a Short-sleeve pullover style sweater. I started this one on October 31st, and finished it January 10th. This was  a pretty quick knit, and was only waylaid by NaKniSweMo and most of December being busy. I pretty much stuck to the pattern, and I was rewarded! It’s a pretty awesome fit! I’m so glad I chose to do this sweater as my 2nd. Well, technically the NaKniSweMo sweater was the 2nd, but I started this one before that one, so *sticks tongue out*.

I finished the body and 1 sleeve before Christmas. Then the second sleeve by the 1st. I was waiting after that, the top ribbing,  for the appearance of a pair of size 5 (3.75mm), 16 inch circs. Emptyeye doesn’t believe me, but that was one of the cable lengths in size 5 (3.75mm) that I DON’T own… In fact, the rest of this sweater was done on a US 6 (4.0mm) needle. Mostly in a 32 inch cable. Used Magic Loop for the sleeves, which is only the 3rd time I’ve used Magic Loop, so go me!!!

I used 4.5 skeins of “Love You To Pieces” by Leading Men Fiber Arts on their Dramaturg base. I kept saying this on  my podcast, but the colorway looks like if you were to melt Reces Pieces into warm milk. What do you think? Can you see it in the pictures? It’s okay if you cannot. I can, and I love the way it came out, and that’s all that matters!!! *sticks tongue out*

This sweater is so light in it’s awesome DK’d-ness! I plan on wearing it to work soon-ish… Maybe even into the Springtime/Summertime…

 

Anyway, I hope  you enjoy reading this series as much as I’ll enjoy writing each entry!!! Happy Crafting!

-Silver

Reading Is Good For Silvers…

Yes. Indeed. Reading is good For my soul. I think I’ll breakdown the books I read and show the book covers. Maybe less of a review of each one as I go. Hopefully, you’ll still get the gist, right? lol. Okay. Here we go…

January:

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December 27th, 2016 -> January 6th: Rock Chick Reckoning: This is the story of Stella and Mace. My Goodreads review: “OMG!!! The Feels!!! ;)”

 

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12th: The Mistletoe Secret by Richard Paul Evans: I read this one pretty fast. My Goodreads review: “🙂 Okay. This was cute! 5 hours of Audible. Have to say… The Feels…. 🙂

 

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6th -> 17th: Rock Chick Regret: This is the story of Hector and Sadie. I loved their characters as well. I love how she goes from an “Ice Princess” at the beginning to a softie at the end.

 

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17th -> 18th: Full Package By Lauren Blakely: Needed a quick break from the Rock CHick series. It was a pretty quick read. Started mid-evening and finished just after midnight…

 

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17th -> 25th: Rock Chick Revolution: This is the last of the Rock Chick series by Kristen Alley. This is the story of Ally and Ren. It was pretty good. The author used the character of Jane to embody her own personality. I have to admit to delaying the end of this book to make it last…

From Goodreads: “🙂 Best ending to the series! But I’m sad it’s over. I’ll keep hoping for more, but…. ”

 

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25th -> 26th:  Trading Christmas by Debbie Macomber: This was a cute little story that includes a mother/daughter relationship, mis-understandings, and people falling in love, despite the odds. This is everything that I’ve come to love and know about Debbie Macomber books. Well done!!!

From Goodreads: “It was a cute little read. Wish I had gotten to it before Christmas, but what-evs. It was still pretty good.”

 

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26th: The Dispatcher by John Scalzi: This was a cute little story. A bit odd, but I loved listening to Zachary Quinto reading it even better. He does voices, ya’ll!!! 🙂

From Goodreads: “Interesting story… Better reader, if you get it through Audible. I mean, come on… It’s freaking “new Spock” reading to you…. “

 

February: (4/8: Playing catch-up!  Sorry. I just realized that I haven’t updated in a bit… Sorry about that. -Silver-)

6th -> 8th: Surrender by Melody Anne: It was cute and entertaining. Not something I would recommend to my family, though. Hence why I had a 1 star rating on Goodreads…


8th -> 12th: Submit by Melody Anne: It was cute and entertaining. Not something I would recommend to my family, though. Hence why I had a 1 star rating on Goodreads…


15th ->16th: Seduced by Melody Anne: It was cute and entertaining. Not something I would recommend to my family, though. Hence why I had a 1 star rating on Goodreads…


16th -> 22nd: Scorched by Melody Anne: It was cute and entertaining. Not something I would recommend to my family, though. Hence why I had a 1 star rating on Goodreads…

From Goodreads :”It was cute and entertaining while I was sick…

22nd -> 24th: Bedding the Wrong Brother by Virna DePaul

From Goodreads: “:) Cute”

24th -> 27th: The Substitute by Denise Grover Swank. From Goodreads: “:) Cute”

 

March:

1st: Beast Unchained by Daniella Wright. Shifter romance. Pretty good.

1st -> 2nd: First Beginning by Malcolm Bryant. Hot guys and animals? Perfect combo!

2nd -> 6th: The Succubus in a Red Dress by Daniel David Garcia. Cute. But I dunno how I feel about it, even a month later…

7th: Filthy Professor by Amy Brent. My Goodreads review says it all.

From Goodreads: “🙂 Look. I liked the main book itself. I just never try to give a 5 star on anything that I wouldn’t be proud to recommend to my mother. It’s not on the fault of the author, or anything like that. I enjoyed it. Just see my previous comment… ”

7th: Dirty Filthy Rich Boys by Laurelin Paige. My Goodreads review says it all.

From Goodreads: “🙂 Okay. NOT sold on this one… It was a cute little story. Rescuer getting her V-Chip, him being an a-hole about her grades to get it… I’m more confused by the main character than anything. Maybe there’s more to their story coming up… I’ll have to see…”

6th -> 7th: Teaching The Boss by Mallory Crowe.

7th->8th: Tapping The Billionaire by Max Monroe.

8th: A Seal’s Oath by Cora Seton. I like the concept of this book. Bringing in an important Ecological issue of composting and not being wasteful. Basically, they are building a sustainable community, which is a topic I’m in LOVE with! The concept revolves around  a Reality TV show where Navy Seals pledge to save their Farming project by falling in love and marrying while on Camera. This one was Boone and Riley’s story, the first to meet (as in, when they were younger) and fall in love.  I LOVED this book!

9th ->10th: A Seal’s Vow by Cora Seton. I like the concept of this book. Bringing in an important Ecological issue of composting and not being wasteful. Basically, they are building a sustainable community, which is a topic I’m in LOVE with! The concept revolves around  a Reality TV show where Navy Seals pledge to save their Farming project by falling in love and marrying while on Camera. This one was Clay and Nora’s story.  I LOVED this book! Although, I hated that Nora was in trouble with a stalker, but… Yeah. You’ll have to read this to figure out all the details.

9th -> 12th: A Seal’s Consent by Cora Seton. I like the concept of this book. Bringing in an important Ecological issue of composting and not being wasteful. Basically, they are building a sustainable community, which is a topic I’m in LOVE with! The concept revolves around  a Reality TV show where Navy Seals pledge to save their Farming project by falling in love and marrying while on Camera. This one was Harris (Hawk) and Samantha’s story.

12th -> 14th: A Seal’s Pledge by Cora Seton. I like the concept of this book. Bringing in an important Ecological issue of composting and not being wasteful. Basically, they are building a sustainable community, which is a topic I’m in LOVE with! The concept revolves around  a Reality TV show where Navy Seals pledge to save their Farming project by falling in love and marrying while on Camera. This one was Jericho and Savannah’s story.  I LOVED this book! This one wasn’t released until this year, so I suppose I’ll have to wait for the next one to come out, even though I’m anxious to read the next one! 🙂 Well done Ms. Seton!

15th -> 16th: Filthy Scrooge by Taryn Quinn. Interesting. A Kandy Kane melting the heart of a scrooge? Perfect!  🙂

17th -> 20th: The Soldier’s E-mail Order Bride by Cora Seton. Cute. Austin and Ella meet online via an e-mail ad. Interesting concept of the Ranch/Military dude getting a movie star.  It was a pretty cute story. Wasn’t sure about reading the rest of this mini-series, though…

20th -> 21st: Talking As Fast As I Can: From Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls, and Everything in Between by Lauren Graham. My Goodreads review says it all…

From Goodreads: “🙂 ALLL Gilmore Girls Fans will enjoy this one. Lauren talks about the original series and the Reboot. Her thoughts on both, the final 4 words, and Ed. Well Done! I listened to the audio version, which made it SOOO much better! Wish there was 10 stars I could give it…

18th – > 21st: Sing Your Heart Out by Crystal Kaswell. Rockstar fiction? Sign me up!  It was a pretty cute book. Won’t be reading the rest in the series, even though I gave the book a 4 star review. I think I had enough of the bandmates with this first book. I don’t need to see them in later books. Sorry, but there it is…

21st: The Invoice by Jonas Karlsson. I read the audio version of this book, on a suggestion from the ladies on the “Knit The Books” podcast. They were right. This book was pretty good.  I honestly couldn’t stop listening to this wonderful story. My Goodreads review should tell you the rest…

From Goodreads: “”I love this book. It’s so cute, and it got me thinking about my own life. It also draws parallels between the main character’s love of movies and his own real life. I mean, how many of us see the beauty in movies that they may normally not see in real life. Well Done! Reader was pretty good too…

22nd: Wicked Wedding by Brooke Page. Cute story. But I’m not sure how I feel about it, even with the time that has passed since I read it… But it helped pass the evening. So, I guess that’s something…

25th -> 27th: Bedded Bliss by Cari Quinn & Taryn Elliott. Vegas shotgun wedding starts their relationship.  However, there is more to this  story that meets the eye. Which is perfect for me… My Goodreads review says it all…

From Goodreads: “Like… aww. The ending was pretty cute! 🙂

28th ->29th: Yes Boss by Juliana Conners. Boss and employee. I don’t know why I keep reading these, but I seem like I was in the mood for them when I originally downloaded them… So, I guess that’s something…  I only said “Cute” as a review on Goodreads, so I guess that’s telling, right?

 

April:

1st ->2nd: Lemon Drops and Love by Angela Stevens. Okay, so I think I have more to say about this one than a few others. Mostly, because I made a note to do so… Controlling boyfriend gets dumped and ends up stalking the girl. Gil hooks up with her best friend. Best friend helps to fight him off. Rape and other bad things help make them stronger. But it helps show off the victim’s side of things, which made it a VERY powerful story. I’ll admit, I was crying much of the time while reading this book, and I think that’s a powerful emotion, and the right emotion you want your readers to have when dealing with such a dark subject.  So, well done, Ms. Stevens!

2nd -> 3rd: A Risk Worth Taking by Heather Hildenbrand. After the last one, I needed something a bit lighter. This one was perfect! Broken girl meets an ecological-minded dude, who helps her take her mind off her problems.

3rd: Coming Back to You by Darline Joyce. It was cute, but not really as good as some others in this same genre…

4th -> 6th: Close to Home by Suzanne Ferrell. My goodreads review says it all! 🙂

From Goodreads: “🙂 VERY good. A Must-read!”


6th: Embracing my Submission by Jenna Jacob. Subject matter is adult, but it’s a nice little story that  teaches the reader that no matter what life throws at you, don’t be afraid to be yourself.. No matter what.. And while you’re off finding yourself, if you find a handsome man who accepts you for who you are, then keep hold of him VERY tight. 🙂

 

Update 9/11: I JUST realized how far behind I was mentioning the books I’ve been reading. Since I’m so far behind, I’ll just list off the book, show a picture, the date I finished the book, and if there’s a review on Goodreads, I’ll copy it here too. If I put a “:)” in the review, I counted it as a non-review for the sake of this post (as there are QUITE a few)  So, grab a drink, and away we go!!!

 

4/10: Wedding Bands by Ev Bishop. “It was cute. Almost tempted to read the other books…. Almost… ”

 

4/13: If Not For You by Debbie Macomber. “🙂 VERY cute. Well done. I wanted more of these two characters, but I didn’t all at the same time… Too much drama between them would have made this less than the 5 star it deserves! 🙂 ”

 

4/20: Nerd In Shining Armor by Vicki Lewis Thompson. “Sooo cute! Didn’t want to stop reading this one…”

 

4/20: Tequila and Tea Bags by Laura Barnard.

 

4/24: Rock Fuck Club by Michelle Mankin. “Wish there was the ability to give it a 10 star, I loved it that much!

You know it’s a good book when…
….You consider calling out of work to finish it.” I Actually wrote a full review and posted it on the blog.

 

4/26: The Men of BMUS by Vicki Lewis Thompson.

 

May:

5/2: Kidnapped by Suzanne Ferrell.

 

5/3: Wicked Abyss by Kresley Cole. “🙂 Couldn’t stop listening to this one! Well Done!!! 🙂 ”

 

5/4: Hunted by Suzanne Ferrell.

 

5/5: Seized by Suzanne Ferrell.

 

5/5: One Hot Daddy by Kira Blakely. “Cute… main story isn’t even 25%… ”

 

5/8: Vanished by Suzanne Ferrell.

 

5/10: Exposed by Suzanne Ferrell.

 

5/15: The Nerd Who Loved Me by Vicki Lewis Thompson

 

5/15: Bossy Millionaire by Angela Blake. “Be Aware, I got this as an ARC. So, keep that in mind…
Honestly, the story is only 70 pages, if that. There are two scenes premiered that are okay. Honestly, the characters aren’t developed enough. But given the length, there is hardly time to do so… I honestly don’t believe that such a perfectionist/strong woman would give in that fast… But what do I know… Some grammar issues (ARC’s usually have some). Some, which I couldn’t ignore and distracted me from the story… ie?: Psycho is not the same as Psychic… In case you were wondering.
This was good for a quick distraction from my other stories, so there’s that. But I’d love to read more from this author, either way…

 

5/16: Nerd Gone Wild by Vicki Lewis Thompson.

 

5/16: Seductive Billionaire by Angela Blake. “Be Aware, I got this as an ARC. So, keep that in mind…
Some grammar issues (ARC’s usually have some). Some, which I couldn’t ignore and distracted me from the story… Another issue I had when reading this story, was the timeframe the character went from “No way in hell” to “whatever you say.” It was too quick. No character development, but with how quick the actual story is, it’s no wonder…
This was good for a quick distraction from my other stories, so there’s that. But I’d love to read more from this author, either way…

 

5/18: This Matter of Marriage by Debbie Macomber. “🙂 cute ”

 

5/19: The Complete Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. “Woo hoo!!! Took almost 6 months to listen to. Loved every second!

Simon Vance reading it, even better.”

 

5/19: Gone With The Nerd by Vicki Lewis Thompson.

 

5/22: 16 Lighthouse Road by Debbie Macomber. “🙂 A cute book. Dunno why I haven’t read this one before… lol.           ”

 

5/22: Talk Nerdy To Me by Vicki Lewis Thompson.

 

5/24: 204 Rosewood Lane by Debbie Macomber.

 

5/25: Nerds Like It Hot by Vicki Lewis Thompson.

 

5/30: Lost and Found In Cedar Cove by Debbie Macomber.

 

5/30: 311 Pelican Court by Debbie Macomber.

 

June:

  6/2: D.I.L.F. by Alexis Angel

6/4: Nerds Are From Mars by Vicki Lewis Thompson

 6/5: Three Brothers by Samantha Twinn

6/5: 44 Cranberry Point by Debbie Macomber

 6/7: Desired by Two Alphas by Maya Crey

6/7: Big Bad Neighbor by Tia Siren

 6/7: Her Dad’s Best Friend by Poppy Adams

6/9: Close To The Edge by Suzanne Ferrell. “🙂 Didn’t want to put it down!!!”

 6/10: 50 Harbor St by Debbie Macomber.

6/10: 5-B Poppy Lane by Debbie Macomber.

 6/12: Close To Christmas by Suzanne Ferrell.

6/12: Close To The Mistletoe by Suzanne Ferrell.

 6/12: Close To The Fire by Suzanne Ferrell.

6/13: Close To Santa’s Heart by Suzanne Ferrell.

 6/14: The Navy’s E-mail Order Bride by Cora Seton.

6/15: The Marine’s E-mail Order Bride by Cora Seton.

 6/16: The Navy SEAL’s Christmas Drive by Cora Seton.

6/19: A SEAL’s Chance by Cora Seton.

 6/19: The Airman’s E-mail Order Bride by Cora Seton.

6/21: Issued to The Bride: One Navy SEAL by Cora Seton.

 6/21: 6 Rainier Drive by Debbie Macomber

6/22: Issued To The Bride: One Airman by Cora Seton.

 6/25: Issued To The Bride: One Sniper by Cora Seton.

6/26: 74 Seaside Avenue by Debbie Macomber

 6/28: Death and Relaxation by Devon Monk

 

July:

 7/3: Devils and Details by Devon Monk.

7/7: Gods and Ends by Devon Monk.

 7/8: 8 Sandpiper Way by Debbie Macomber.

7/10: A Cedar Cove Christmas by Debbie Macomber.

 7/10: Hot Pursuit by Lynn Raye Harris.

7/11: Shy Girls Write It Better by May Sage.

 7/12: The Billionaire Wins The Game by Melody Anne.

7/14: The Wedding Trap by Adrienne Bell.

 7/14: Snowed In by Lila Monroe.

7/14: Beautifully Wounded by Susan Griscom. “Tough subject, but VERY glad I finished it. ”

 7/18: Once Upon A Coffee by Kait Nolan. “3.5… cute, but not enough to make me want to read more of the Series… ”

7/19: My Mr. Sexy by CC Cartwright

 7/19: Man Candy by Elise Sax

7/19: Going Down by Elise Sax. “Luke and Lorelei in half the time. I couldn’t put it down…. lol

 7/19: In Too Deep by Tracey Alvarez

7/20: Just Sacked by Elise Sax.

 7/20: Wicked Ride by Elise Sax.

7/20: Blown Away by Elise Sax.

 7/20: Hot Wired by Elise Sax.

7/20: Quick Bang by Elise Sax.

 7/20: Inn And Out by Elise Sax.

7/24: The Counterfeit Bride by Liberty Blake.

 7/26: How To Lose a Groom in 10 Days by Catherine Mann.

7/28: 92 Pacific Boulevard by Debbie Macomber.

 7/29: How To Knit A Love Song by Rachel Herron.

7/31: Eliza’s Home  by Rachel Herron.

 7/31: Honeymooning  by Rachel Herron.

 

August:

 8/2: How To Knit A Heart Back Home  by Rachel Herron.

8/4: Wishes and Stitches  by Rachel Herron.

 8/8: Cora’s Heart  by Rachel Herron.

8/10: Fiona’s Flame  by Rachel Herron.

 8/11: Dracula by Bram Stoker.  “Good book, made even better with the selected readers! Well done! 🙂
Second Time=AWESOME!!!! ”

8/12: The Darling Songbirds  by Rachel Herron.

 8/14: 1022 Evergreen Place by Debbie Macomber.

8/15: The Songbird’s Call  by Rachel Herron.

 8/16: The Songbird Sisters  by Rachel Herron.

8/16: Highland Moon #1 by Mac Flynn.

 8/17: Falling For A Wolf by Mac Flynn.

8/18: Beast Millionaire by Mac Flynn

 8/19: Burn For Me by Ilona Andrews.  ” Wish there was an ability to make this one 10 stars! I may just have to dive into the second book RIGHT NOW… Well done! 🙂  ”

8/26: The Wedding Audition by Catherine Mann.

 8/27: Here Comes The Witch by Ani Gonzalez “:) Cute.”

8/28: Fortune Favors The Witch by Ani Gonzalez. “:) Cute.”

 8/29: Some Like It Witchy by Ani Gonzalez. “:) Cute.” Snide Comment:  “‘Not to mention safe, notwithstanding the flammable nature of the merchandise.’ they’re f’n candles dude! of course they’re flammable”

8/30: White Hot by Ilona Andrews. “:) LOVE this book!!! Can’t wait for the next!”

 8/31: Rock Hard by Lucia Jordan.

 

September:

 9/4: Wildfire by Ilona Andrews. “BEST way to end the series. Love how Nevada kicks asses and takes names! :)”

9/5: One Night Stand by J.S. Cooper.

 9/6: Four Week Fiance by Helen Cooper. “Woof…I dunno… ”

9/8: Clean Sweep by Ilona Andrews.

 9/9: All I Want For Christmas by Jennifer Gracen.

9/11: Sweep In Peace by Ilona Andrews.

 

Update 10/17:

 9/13: Marrying His Best Friend by Jennifer Gracen

9/14: Most Valuable Playboy by Lauren Blakely

Goodreads: ” 🙂 ”

 9/16: One Fell Sweep by Ilona Andrews

Goodreads: ” 🙂 ”

9/19: The Cowboy Rockstar by K.C. Klein

 9/19: Let Me Touch by Lucia Jordan

9/20: The Troll Whisperer by Sera Trever

 9/20: Gay Rebel by Jesse Fuchs

9/21: The Visitor by K.D. West

 9/24: Werecat: The Rearing by Andrew T. Peters

9/26: Resisting the Bad Boy by Violet Duke

Goodreads: “:) cute. On to the next.

 9/27: Falling for the Good Guy by Violet Duke

Goodreads: “🙂 On to the next! ”

9/28: Choosing the Right Man by Violet Duke

Goodreads: “:) Cute.”

 

 

October:

 10/3: Finding the Right Girl by Violet Duke

Goodreads: “:) Cute”

10/4: Tied Up by Jesse Fuchs

Goodreads: “:) ”

 10/4: An Indecent Proposition by Stephanie Julian

Goodreads: ” 🙂 ”

10/7: The Brands Who Came For Christmas by Maggie Shayne

Goodreads: ” 🙂 ”

 10/10: Outlander by Diana Gabaldon. I have a bunch of notes/review stuff. But that will be another blog entry…

10/12: Banish My Heart by Jennifer Youngblood

Goodreads: “Nope. Nuh uh. Forget the rest if this series. This book annoyed me too much. Can’t pinpoint why, soo… ”

 10/16: The Shining by Stephen King. This one took me WAY too long to finish. I explained in my Goodreads review…

Goodreads: “Better ending than the movie. Movie ending was kinda creepy in Jack’s maze death and adoption into the hotel’s ghost pool and that a location that evil got to live another day. Glad that SO had originally intended it to die… If I had read the book first, I may have been less freaked to read the book late at night… lol. Well done!!! Now to read the sequel…”

I also had a note I wanted to mention: “‘But see that you get on. That’s your job in this hard world, to keep your love alive and see that you get on, no matter what. Pull your act together and just go on.’ Yup. must remember this. SK is smart like that.”

 

Update 1/19/18: It’s been a bit. I have reviews on Goodreads on some of these books, but only 10 have  anything over a 4 star review. That means I’m just going to list off the rest of 2017’s books from here on out…

10/18: Beyond The Veil by Pippa DaCosta

10/20: Seven Up by Janet Evanovich

10/23: Hard Eight by Janet Evanovich

10/26: To The Nines by Janet Evanovich

10/28: Submit: Taken by The Biker by Kenzie Haven

10/28: His Five Night Stand by Emma Thorne

10/29: Legal Action by Kimball Lee

10/31: Maid for the Rock Star by Demeiza Carlton

 

November:

11/6: Virgins by Diana Gabadon

11/8: Santa Baby, I Want A Bad Boy For Christmas by Justine Elving

11/8: Love & College by C.M. Owens

11/8: The Billionaire’s Virgin by Poppy Adams

11/12: Scandalous Beat by Michelle Mankin

11/13: Caught By The Dragon by Mac Flynn

11/14: 1105 Yakima St by Debbie Macomber

11/14: Material Witness by L.A. Mondello

11/16: Incubus Among Us #1 by Mac Flynn

11/18: Incubus Among Us #2 by Mac Flynn

11/18: Incubus Among Us #3 by Mac Flynn

11/19: Incubus Among Us #4 by Mac Flynn

11/20: Cupid Stupid by Sylvia McDaniel

11/20: Incubus Among Us #5 by Mac Flynn

11/22: Cupid Help Me by Sylvia McDaniel

11/22: Cupid’s Dance by Sylvia McDaniel

11/23: Cupid Cures by Sylvia McDaniel

11/25: Cupid’s Heart by Sylvia McDaniel

11/25: Birthday Blaze by Kacey Shea

11/26: It’s in His Kiss by Caitie Quinn

11/26: Scout Sniper by Victor Cox

11/27: Cupid Santa by Sylvia McDaniel

11/30: Blue Roses by Mimi Strong

 

December:

12/2: The Perfect Match by Pat White

12/4: Love & Rumors by Jean Oram

12/6: Dragonfly In Amber by Diana Gabaldon

12/7: Sex, Lies, & Sweet Tea by Kris Calvert

12/17: Sex, Lies, & Lipstick by Kris Calvert

12/18: Sex, Lies, & Pearls by Kris Calvert

12/20: Sex, Lies, & Lace by Kris Calvert

12/24: Sex, Lies, & Bourbon by Kris Calvert

12/29: Sex, Lies, & Black Tie by Kris Calvert

12/30: Fate, Snow, & Mistletoe: A Sex & Lies Holiday Novella by Kris Calvert

I hope I enable you to read one of these books this year. If not, I won’t be mad. I know that everyone had their own type of books they like. Have a great year!!!
-Silver-“”

 

Happy New Year!!!!

Happy New Year Everyone!!! I know I’ve been missing a lot recently. Especially in the  latter part of 2017. I’m trying to change that, I promise. Since it is early days of 2018, I though I’d share my goals for this year and give you a breakdown for how I’m going to try to accomplish my goals.

So, this year, I want to try to find the Silver Lining in everything that comes up throughout the year. To find my Happiness, if you will…  This past year, I was noticing I was wasting valuable energy on the bad stuff that came up throughout the year. I don’t know if I’ve ever mentioned this before, but I tend to suffer from Seasonal Depression. The negative thinking lead me to be very irritable  and even more anti-social throughout the latter half of the year, and not just the start of the Fall season as is per my usual. SO, I’m going to try to fix this this year. Wish me luck!!!!

 

The second goal, you might ask? Finishing. This means weaving in my ends and adding buttons as I finish things. However, it also means finishing more of my WIPs (Works in Progress). At last count, I’m up to 35 Knitting WIPs, 6 Cross Stitch WIPs, 2 latch-hook rugs In Progress, and at least 2 Scrapbooks mid-project. This also includes the GAZILLION other projects I’ve started over the years and haven’t finished.

To this end, I have started a KAL that I’m calling Knit To Zero (#SDLK2Z or #K2Zero).

This will include ANY crafty thing that you have lingering. Anything you finish will count, even if it’s not a Ravelry-specified project.

Wish me luck!!! 😉

-Silver-