October 30, 2007

Maybe I should read the book

Which sci-fi crew would you best fit in with? (pics)
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You scored as Heart of Gold (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy)

You are a light and humorous person. No one can help but to smile to your wit. Now if only the improbability

drive would stop turning you into weird stuff.

Heart of Gold (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy)


Galactica (Battlestar: Galactica)


Babylon 5 (Babylon 5)


Moya (Farscape)


Serenity (Firefly)


Millennium Falcon (Star Wars)


Enterprise D (Star Trek)


SG-1 (Stargate)


Nebuchadnezzar (The Matrix)


Bebop (Cowboy Bebop)


Deep Space Nine (Star Trek)


FBI's X-Files Division (The X-Files)


Andromeda Ascendant (Andromeda)


September 22, 2007

I'm seeing a trend here

It was the beginning of August (the 1st to be exact) the last time I blogged and it was a month before that when I'd blogged. There's plenty to say, enough to photograph, but man, I'm lazy.

I did go to my 20th high school reunion. Leslie (2nd from the right in the picture below) and I hadn't intended to stay long. 2 hours, maybe 3 and then we'd go. We got there around 7pm and I didn't get home until 1:30am.

This is a picture of a group of friends who were all in the same kindergarten class together - Dan, Megan, Leslie and Eric.

The nut in the back row is Jim - I can't remember when he arrived in BG, but like me he was a transplant from somewhere else.

I'm still pondering the decision by the committee to have dancing - they dimmed the lights and turned up the music (just like a high school dance), but no one was really interested. Oh, there were a few couples occasionally moving out there, but most people preferred to talk to one another.

It was nice to see the people who came, and I certainly didn't a chance to talk to everyone I wanted to catch up with, but I'm glad I went.

I've done some knitting as well.

Coffee CoziesThose are Coffee Cozies knit in Debbie Bliss Merino DK with size 5 needles. One done in pink with a mock cable and the other a simple rib decorated with a couple of ribbon flowers I had on hand. Tribble chewed a hole the purple one and it had to be repaired quickly since I had less than an hour to the time I was supposed to gift it. I filled the cup with chocolates and tucked the pink cozy inside.

Cruz Azul Hats 1The white and blue hats are knit in Cruz Azul colors for someone who works with Mom. The new mother is part of a family of soccer fans and Cruz Azul is their team. Knit in Bernat Baby Soft on size 4s. I used the basic patterns out of Ann Budd's Knitters Handy Book of Patterns.

The BlanketThe blanket is the result of the picture Miss S drew for her birthday blanket. Knit with size 17s using Caron yarns held doubled. It has a seed stitch border on all edges and it wasn't until I was done that I realized I could have carried the yarn up the sides for those skinny brown stripes. D'oh!

Pirate 2The last picture is the 2nd Pirate hat, knit for a friend of Erin's and gifted in time for Talk Like a Pirate Day. Knit with Wool-Ease on size 5's, it's more of a beanie type of hat. It's knit as a reverse of Erin's hat which was also modeled by Rob.

I'm in the midst of other knitting as well. But I haven't taken any pictures of those projects.

Here's one last picture for Nanny:

K&K 3

August 01, 2007

July 2007 recap

It's the first of August and time to take a look at what I accomplished last month:

Books I read (16)
Dying to Decorate: Not bad. I expected more of a mystery with dead bodies rather than a mystery with secrets. Christian lit and if this becomes a series, I'll probably read those, too.

Grave Secrets: Interesting read, but several different threads rather than one large rope. Not the best I've read of her series so far.

If the Shoe Fits: Christian Lit found at the library. Different for me as it comes from the viewpoint of a black woman. There were some things I had to re-read in order to get an understanding that I'm sure would be apparent to someone else. I still enjoyed it and the author has another series that I'm interested in finding.

Death of a Domestic Diva: All right. Definitely a cosy mystery, but I didn't feel like I'd gotten a good background on some of the characters to round them out for their importance to the main character.

Sleeping with Fear: Read this to try to finish up Kay Hooper's Bishop series (there are still a couple I need to read). I used to have a number of them, but decided they were books I'd rather borrow than own. Still feel that way since they have a paranormal element.

Cry No More: I enjoy Linda Howard, but this one was . . . meh. I prefer when I can identify with her characters or they just flat out make me laugh. This one, not so much. Actually, not at all.

Paradise Lost: I've read JA Jance before (a single book long, long ago) but it was for the JP Beaumont series. This one is from her Joanna Brady series and I've found a new series to collect. Enjoyable, realistic characters, good storyline and I wasn't tempted to set it aside for other books. Yay! Thanks local library!

Life Support: I'd heard Tess Gerritsen books were good. This is early on in her career and I'll check out another from the library to see if I enjoy it. Seemed a little slow in some spots and I was seriously tempted to just skip sections to get to the end. Glad I stuck it out, but want a second taste to clarify her style for my tastes.

Owl's Well That Ends Well: Donna Andrews. Meg Langdon series. Love Donna. Her books do what Cry No More (see above) didn't do for me.

Bare Bones: Another Reichs book. This was a re-read to get me caught up on the books I own so far in the series. A decision on her love life (left hanging in Grave Secrets), some interesting info on the black market animal trade, and just an enjoyable read. Time for a trip to Powell's and the next book.

Murder with Mirrors: A Miss Marple book I have owned but haven't read. Dame Christie is wonderful. If not a little short when compared to today's books.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Some I expected, some I didn't. The last chapter, the epilogue, was rather a let down. I expected more. The series started as a children's book, built up to be more than that in each subsequent book, but that last chapter felt like a return to a childrens book. Still enjoyed it, but . . . .

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban: Started the series over again.

Nemesis: Dame Agatha Christie. Have had this book for a long time as well. Definitely from a different time and place, but I could easily see how some things remain the same.

Knitting I finished (not a whole lot, I'm afraid)
10 dishclothes of various colors and patterns. Peaches & Cream, Lion Brand Cotton in various colors.

1 baby sweater

1/4 of a blanket for my niece. Well, technically, I didn't finish this. It's still a WIP, not an FO.

What's upcoming for August?
Finishing the niece's blanket
A second Pirate hat
Harry Potter books 4-6 if possible
Finding software or building a database myself for our bible study ministry group
Getting prepped for the Fall study while finishing up the Summer study
Finding ideas for Winter and Spring studies
Four meetings/training sessions for our leadership team
Getting started on my prep work for the October women's event ticket sales
Increased visibility at work with upcoming products and technologies and subsequent management of those programs
Oh yeah, 20 year high school reunion.

Pray for me.

July 07, 2007

Catching Up

Yikes, I looked at the date from the last post for this blog. I'm cringing at the thought of all of the things that have gone on and no mention here. Well, let's get caught up, shall we?

Let's see, I still haven't taken a picture of Shedir and I've set aside the kitchen curtain. I started a scarf in Karabella Breeze, a luscious cashmere/silk blend, knitting on size 4s. It's my "I've got nothing else to do" knit. At roughly 2 feet long, I still have a bit to go. It was a Spring Breeze Scarf kit I bought at last year's Stitch N Pitch in Seattle from Hilltop Yarn.

I did get a little Top Down Bonnet done in Tahki Cotton Classic for a baby. Still have the hat though. Hmm, kid's probably outgrown it by now. I haven't embroidered a face yet, so I'll set this aside and decide later.

I did get pictures though of some other yarn:
Washcloths with Soap2Washcloths with Soap1

I had a bunch of soaps from Mom and a variety of Peaches & Cream purchased without thought. But a group of June & July birthdays were coming up for my ministries team and it all came out for grouping. I only bought 2 additional plain white skeins.

This is what resulted:
8 dishcloths ready for giving

Each woman received 2 coordinating washcloths with a bar of soap. They were gifted in plastic Chinese take-out boxes from the Dollar Tree. You can see 3 of the boxes in the left photo above.

I've also finished a 5-hour Baby Boy Sweater. It's knit in Reynolds Utopia and I need to seam up the sleeves (I couldn't figure out how to make the suggested slip stitch closure to avoid cutting the yarn look good enough for me) before I take a picture. This *will* go to the baby not getting the anime hat.

But I also need to start on Miss Samantha's birthday gift:
Brown & Pink by Samantha
This is her drawing of the ideal blanket for this year's birthday gift. So I have yarn to haul out, patterns to peruse and a blanket to complete by the end of July.

But I've also been reading when not knitting. I'm caught up on the JD Robb series, read a Kathy Reichs book, enjoyed Brady Udall's The Miracle Life of Edgar Mint and read a few others. I'm now at 60 books this year. I could back off to 1 a month to stay with last year's number, but that's not likely. So we'll see where it goes from here.

And to close for the grandparents, pics of the grandkids from their auntie:
Cousins 2Cousins 1
Piggyback with UncleAuntie dips the Boy

April 24, 2007

Yarn and books *do* make it better

I've been getting a little bit of knitting done. I finally finished the Shedir cap, but realized just now that I have not taken any pictures of it. Knit on size 3s per the pattern, I ended up dipping into the 2nd ball. Turns out it was a little big and it's taken a dunk in the wash. We'll see if the washing helped it to downsize a bit. Would I knit it again? Yes. On size 2s. With metal needles since I broke the wooden Addi's I was originally using.

What you see here to the left is the next project. The Bubbly curtain from Mason-Dixon Knitting. It's being knit on size 5s in JP Coats' Royale Fashion Crochet Thread in Sage. It's a mercerized cotton, cheap and in a color that will go in the kitchen. It's going to go in place of the icky blinds hanging in the window over the sink.

I've been doing a ton of reading. And when I say ton, I mean 8 books and a short story's worth in the last 7 days. I'm on a JD Robb kick that bumped the Cornwell kick I was on earlier. I started at the beginning of the Eve Dallas series and have read Naked in Death, Glory in Death, Immortal in Death, Rapture in Death, Ceremony in Death, Vengeance in Death, Holiday in Death, Conspiracy in Death and am now starting Loyalty in Death. The short story was after Holiday and before Conspiracy and appeared in the Silent Night anthology.

I'd grabbed the first one last Tuesday for an easy read while commuting. But I kicked it into high gear after a trip to Powell's for Rob's birthday. He got a few books, I found a couple (neither of which was the book I wanted - Born in Death) and when we got home I grabbed the book I was on and plowed through a few more. It helped that I had Monday off for vacation and stayed home today.

No, I didn't blow work off to read. I had an apheresis appointment yesterday morning and I was stupid enough to not get enough rest the night before or eat breakfast. I ended up getting nauseous and nearly threw up. Not my usual reaction at all. AND it briefly interfered with my viewing of Sense and Sensibility. All in all, the rest of the day was spent being extremely tired with a still upset stomach. I woke up this morning and could, I suppose, have gone to work, but I opted to call in sick and sleep a little longer. I'm glad I did since feel much better with just those few extra hours.

Well, enough of that. Nanny, here are pics of two of your grandkids when they were last here:

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April 13, 2007

Giving her a second chance

I was checking over my list of books and the actual entries I've managed to blog this year and noticed I'd forgotten a book to include in the sidebar (War Reporting for Cowards). I've also managed to read a couple of Patricia Cornwell books this week.

I read the Scarpetta series as they came out, but stopped shortly after beginning Unnatural Exposure. I'd lost interest in Kay and felt a little like the series had jumped the shark. But I'm re-reading since I do want to finish the series, or at least get caught up.

So I picked up Postmortem this week and have finished it and will have Body of Evidence completed tonight. I'll start All That Remains this weekend. I enjoy the science side, the mystery of who and why and the discovery of the who and the determination of the why. I'm looking forward to re-examining Kay's relationship with Lucy and what I think of Cornwell's handling of relationships. I do feel like there are some stereotypes going on, but I'm trying to just enjoy.

April 07, 2007

On hair, yarn and books

So, the hair has grown out since the last photo back on the 18th. It's growing fast, but definitely not lying down. It's still on the bottle brush side of spiky, but I have hopes!
Not as much scalp showing now

I have been knitting:
FBS in Tide Pool

This is the Flower Basket Shawl completed in Feb? March? Knit with size 3 needles with KnitPicks Alpaca Cloud in Tidewater. I knit it in just a couple of weeks and donated it to a silent auction at church to benefit women's ministries. It sold, but I refused to see how much it sold for - I didn't want to know what price someone had placed on my time.

I've also knitted a little sweater for a baby born to someone at church. Noelle is the 4th child and the first girl - definitely deserving of a sweet lilac sweater. I was a goob though and completely forgot to take a picture of the sweater. But Dayna has told me that Noelle has been wearing the sweater. Awww!

I knit the sweater on size 8s using a pattern from Style Your Own Kids' Knits with Sirdar Snuggle Baby Care in Shade 0219.

I've also finished a SuperHero Cape from Vickie Howell's New Knits on the Block. It's knit in Bernat for the Kruz man to go with the Superman jammies I bought him.

One thing that I was knitting was a pair of socks in TOFUtsies... but they are at a temporary standstill.
Invisible pain Can you see it?

How about now?
Hole in my heart

A hole chewed by the still living, but only by God's grace, Tribble. She's taken to going after the natural fibers - this yarn, the tiny cake of the Alpaca Cloud remaining from the shawl, and Peaches & Creme cotton.

The socks are on hold until I have the energy to rip past the hole to the ribbing and pick up the stitches to continue on. We'll see what year that happens in.

I have been getting some reading done as well. I re-read Amaryllis, the 2nd book in Jayne Castle's (aka Jayne Ann Krentz) futuristic/romance trilogy on St. Helens. It's a series I enjoy revisiting from time to time.

I also finished American Bee by James Maguire about the Scripps National Spelling Bee. I borrowed this from the local library and was fascinated by the history of the Bee and enjoyed reading of the backgrounds of the spellers. I had been looking for Word Freak, about competitive Scrabble, and found this instead. Borrow this book!

Just finished this week is Barry Hughart's Bridge of Birds. Love, love, loved it. Had heard it was good and had wanted to read Rob's copy of it, but he didn't care for it and had gotten rid of it. But bless him, he re-purchased the book when I expressed my dismay. There are two more books continuing the adventures of Master Li Kao and Number Ten Ox and those are going on my wishlist.

I just started Inkheart last night and am enjoying it so far. Kind of wish Meggie would quit the attitude, but hey, she's only a kid. And she and her father show their love of books the way Rob and I do - with piles of them around the house. (Have I shared that our personal library has over 600 books? And it's that low only because we ruthlessly culled it down to the ones we love)

Mom? How's this one?
Can I see your license and proof of insurance?

March 18, 2007

Diary of a Haircut

Today was the day - St. Baldrick's in Portland. Together with about 20 other team members, I was in line at Barracuda's waiting to be shaved.

In Line & Waiting

My hair is in braids to make it easier to cut it off for donation to Locks of Love. And here they are cut off:
Used to be attached
(I look like some weird Swiss Miss)

But here's the money-maker shot (I raised $1,000 from people wanting to see this)
Wrapping it up

I'll have to get a picture of Rob and I to put out here. He didn't do St. Baldrick's but we did shave his head today as well. We look like Twins.

February 26, 2007

It'll grow back, right?

** Deep breath **

I've signed up to be a shavee for Portland's St. Baldrick's fundraising event.

My company is putting a team together and I've put my name and picture out there as a participant. Clippers will meet with my mass o' hair on March 18th.

My personal goal is to raise $400, donate my hair to Locks of Love and actually knit a hat for myself.

That last part only makes sense when I tell you that in the four years I've been knitting, I have yet to knit anything for myself.

The picture to the right is my badge photo from work. See where my hair ends? It's grown since then and it's about 4-5 inches longer than it appears in this photo.

Am I a little nervous? Yep. But I'm kind of excited too. I get to start from square one with my hairstyle. My hair has started to want to curl, so I'm curious how it will grow out.

I think I'll be taking once a month photos to track the growth progress once it's gone. Look for a whole new picture of me on 3/18.

If you're interested in donating to help me reach my goal, click here to go to my St. Baldrick's webpage. (Mom & Kim, both of you said you would!)

February 13, 2007

It's been a little while since I last posted, so here's a little update:

Knitting - finished the knitting portion of the program for the Flower Basket Shawl and now have only the blocking part to do. I need to have FBS done for "show & tell" on Monday night. It's going to be part of my talk on busyness and how it can interfere in our Christian walk. The FBS is going to symbolize that busyness can be OK when your daily life shows less you and more of God and how His pattern shines through when you allow it. Since lace is how the absence of stitches highlights complexity rather than the stitches themselves, I really felt it would be a good example of how less of self allows God to shine through a person's life.

I also have one of the Cigar gloves done up to the point of needing to separate the thumb stitches to work on the hand. And I casted on (again!) for a pair of socks from my ball of Opal Tiger, this time on #2 needles. The socks were cast on because I needed something simple to work on while traveling to a wedding. They also came out at the reception and led to a lovely conversation with another knitter.

Reading - I added a few more books to the sidebar, 4 of which were read in the last week or so. Loved the Wheaton book. Grabbed Embroidered Truths as a quick easy read, and then got sucked into reading through some of my Krentz books as well. I'm trying to finish up the Weaver book, have another one waiting to be read before Monday and I'm grabbing little bits here and there of War Reporting for Cowards.

Now, since all you've gotten is a shopping list update of my knitting and reading habits, here's a quick pic of the nephew. He's wearing the Hot Head beanie I made him and watching Cars.
Hot Head Hat

January 28, 2007

Cough, hack, read, knit

This sums up our weekend.

How to survive a cold

I spent a great deal of Friday and Saturday camped out on the couch. Three of the 4 books you see in the pile under my soup bowl were checked out from the library on Thursday and finished by Saturday. I knitted, I snacked, I blew my nose constantly and drank glass after glass of delicious juice. Rob is also suffering, but I've chosen not to photograph his little germ-laden portion of our world because, well, it's not as messy as mine.

I did, however, finish Rob's hat:

Rob's Autumn Fire Hat

It's knit with 1 skein of Manos in Color #104 on size 6 needles. I picked up stitches along the bottom and did about 3" of stockinette that I tacked to the inside as I bound off. It's sure to keep his ears warm.

So what have I read in the last few days?

Lori Wick's book, Where the Wild Rose Blooms, the first in her Rocky Mountain Memories series. I wasn't sure if I was going to like it coming off of the other Christian romance I'd just finished reading. But this is a well written historical that does a good job creating likable characters. I've found myself wishing I hadn't imposed my book buying moratorium, but the other books in the series will go on my to-read list.

I've read three Jane Churchill's as well from her Jane Jeffry series. War and Peas, Fear of Frying and The Merchant of Menace. These aren't psychological thrillers, highly forensic tales or serial killer novels. These are fun, cosy mysteries that I've highly enjoyed. I try to purchase these when I can, but I've borrowed from the library in keeping with no-buy dictate I've made.

I've moved on to this:
Knitting with a Geek

I'm knitting on fingerless gloves for Rob out of some Galway wool I had on #5 needles. Pattern is the Cigar gloves from Knitty. I'm currently reading Wil Wheaton's book reading Just a Geek. I've been reading his blog since Allison posted about it and have enjoyed it very much since then.

January 23, 2007

I've been knitting and reading. Rather boring on the surface, yes?

I'm wrapping up a hat in Manos for Rob; he picked a beautiful autumnal colorway I never would have selected for him myself. I had thought of the Manos as a bulky yarn, but it's more of a thick/thin. While it's lovely to handle, I could do without the constantly changing thickness.

I need to get knitting on some items for my talk to my Bible Study group. We're doing Cynthia Heald's Becoming a Woman of Freedom study and I've got the chapter on busyness. Can't imagine what I'd talk about having *never* suffered from busyness ::wink::

It's going to be a good one for me to study up on and find verses to encourage a more peaceful way to live, even if it's continuing to live in a busy world. I've lots of ideas and verses floating through I just need to get on to paper.

I finished Erik Larson's The Devil in the White City this weekend. Wonderful book - I loved the juxtaposition of the Chicago World's Fair (The White City) with the horrible things going on with H.H. Holmes (The Devil). It was a well-written account of a period I hadn't given much thought to regardless of knowing historical figures of the time. I found myself reading little bits out loud to Rob.

I also read Logan's Child by Lenora Worth. Not a book I bought for myself, it was a book passed on by my MIL who likely didn't read it herself. I originally thought it had been written in the 80's - Trixie, the female character, was innocent, unaware of things going on around her and that innocence used to keep her in the dark. I caught on quite early to the source of Logan's (the male character) anger - Trixie, though, remained in the dark until the last 50 pages or so. Blech. The book was actually published in 1998 so I expected a little more than I got. But the blatant emotionalism at the end *did* get to me and I shed a few tears. Still not a satifactory read overall, especially coming off the Larson book.

January 15, 2007

Finally, some winter!

Last Wednesday, Vancouver was on the receiving end of some winter weather. We had about 2-3" of snow in our neighborhood, but other areas had considerably more. I had the day off so I took the above picture.

The forecast for this week includes possible precipitation tomorrow night, but we're unlikely to repeat the amount we had last week.

I've babysat the past couple of weeks for Art - had Kruz one weekend and both Kruz and Khylee this past weekend.

Hard to believe Kruz will be 2 in March. He's grown so much and understands a lot now. And he knows how to say "football" which makes Rob happy. He and Khylee get along well and play together too.

I've been doing some knitting - I finished the lilac baby sweater and I'm working on a hat to go with it. Not much to say, so I'll leave you with this:

January 10, 2007

Tired of being Physically Phffft

I'm getting back on the WW wagon. I'm tracking again on my PDA, trying to watch my portions, choosing broth based soups over creamier options. I need to add more veggies and do better on my water, but I am making progress!

I started the year at 199. Not my all-time high, but too close for comfort. Or comfortable clothes.

I've managed to drop 3 lbs and I'm contemplating a yoga class at the Y with a friend. She's making it easy by offering her free passes to try it out. I know I need to say yes.

After reading about http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/ at Rachael's blog, I've found some walking routes around my house that keep me on sidewalks or wide sidestreets for 1.5 to 3 miles. That will be easier to do once spring and summer roll around. It's tough to get out when it's dark when you get up and when you come home.

I'm knitting again, too. Took a few days break and have only completed some Natalya gauntlets for Erin. I've picked through my stash and I'm knitting the 5-hr Baby Sweater again for one of 4 babies that are due in the next 3 months. I'm using some leftover lilac Red Heart for this one for a little girl due in just 3 weeks. I'll probably do the Baby Kimono from MDK's book, too.

On the reading front, I'm reading The Devil in the White City. It's caught my interest and kept it with the descriptions of Chicago and the people during the time frame of the 1893 World's Fair. I hadn't known of the serial killer using the fair as a hunting ground (don't think they mentioned that aspect in history class), and I'm finding it fascinating.

January 08, 2007

2006 Knitting re-cap

I'm not going to bore you with pictures and comments. Here's the list. Pictures may be had by clicking the 2006 Knitting label in the sidebar. Not all items have pictures due to the inability of the knitter to remember to take pictures.

  1. Beanie o' Flames for Kruz, Red Schachenmayr (??) & Black Silja
  2. Miss KJ's Pink Odessa, DB Merino DK
  3. Miss S's Purple Odessa, DB Merino DK
  4. Miss K's Purple Sweater, RH SoftYarn
  5. Zach's Trellis sweater, Bernat CottonTots
  6. Rebecca's socks, KnitPicks Sock Landscape
  7. Lap Blanket, Bernat Berella4
  8. Erin's Clogs, KnitPicks Wool of the Andes
  9. Rob's Clogs, KnitPicks Wool of the Andes
  10. Acacia's Bonnet, Tahki Cotton Classic
  11. Acacia's Bonnet, LB Microspun
  12. Katie's rainbow sweater, Patons Melody
  13. Kruz's Raglan sweater, Reynolds Utopia
  14. Ruffled Blanket #2, KnitPicks Crayon
  15. Wide Wale Socks, Knitpicks Dancing
  16. Samantha's Sweater, Plymouth Encore
  17. Samantha's Tank, Sirdar Snuggly DK
  18. Baby Schaak's socks, KnitPicks Dancing
  19. Charity scarf, Encore/Wool-Ease mix
  20. Mom's Quick Wrap, Maggi's Mist Slub
  21. Karen's Paws To Remember scarf, FrogTree Alpaca
  22. Erin's Pirate Hat, LB Wool-Ease
  23. Khylee's Bitty Baby Sweater, Red Heart Soft Yarn
  24. Rebecca's Icarus Shawl, Rowan KSH Night

2006 Book wrap-up

Just a final list of what I read - and to be honest, I'm not sure it's entirely accurate. I realized yesterday I'd forgotten A Girl Named Zippy and just added it.

The goals for 2007? To read one book more than 2006, to borrow from the library, to not buy books for the first 3 months of 2007 and re-evaluate this book diet each quarter.

Here's the list:

  1. A Girl Named Zippy, Haven Kimmel
  2. Mrs. Hudson and the Spirit's Curse, Martin Davies
  3. A Midsummer Night's Scream, Jill Churchill
  4. Lie by Moonlight, Amanda Quick
  5. All Night Long, Jayne Ann Krentz
  6. The Secret Life of Bees, Sue Monk Kidd
  7. Now You See Her, Linda Howard
  8. Falling Awake, Jayne Ann Krentz
  9. To Say Nothing of the Dog, Connie Willis
  10. Bare Bones, Kathy Reichs
  11. The Etruscan Chimera, Lyn Hamilton
  12. A Farewell to Yarns, Jill Churchill
  13. It's Not About the Bike, Lance Armstrong
  14. Storage & Display, Pottery Barn
  15. Stylish Storage, Paige Gilchrist
  16. Murder with Peacocks, Donna Andrews
  17. Key of Valor, Nora Roberts
  18. Honor's Splendor, Julie Garwood
  19. Charmed (anthology), Jayne Castle
  20. After Glow, Jayne Castle
  21. After Dark, Jayne Castle
  22. Fast Women, Jennifer Crusie
  23. Survivor in Death, JD Robb
  24. Knitting Rules, Yarn Harlot
  25. Mason-Dixon Knitting, Ann & Kay
  26. Origin in Death, JD Robb
  27. Memory in Death, JD Robb
  28. Carolina Moon, Nora Roberts
  29. Susannah's Garden, Debbie Macomber
  30. Second Sight, Amanda Quick
  31. Deadly Decisions, Kathy Reichs
  32. Class Menagerie, Jill Churchill
  33. Silence of the Hams, Jill Churchill
  34. We'll Always Have Parrots, Donna Andrews
  35. Rebellious Desire, Julie Garwood
  36. Unhinged, Sarah Graves
  37. A Case of Bad Taste, Lori Copeland
  38. To Die For, Linda Howard
  39. A Groom With A View, Jill Churchill
  40. Wendy Knits!, Wendy Johnson
  41. Queen Bee of Mimosa Branch, Haywood Smith
  42. Happily Ever After, Susan May Warren
  43. Morrigan's Cross, Nora Roberts
  44. A Deadly Yarn, Maggie Sefton
  45. Embroidered Truths, Monica Ferris
  46. Million Dollar Dilemma, Judy Baer
  47. Angels Fall, Nora Roberts
  48. Fatal Voyage, Kathy Reichs
  49. 6 Rainier Drive, Debbie Macomber
  50. Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen
  51. May the Best Man Die, Deborah Donnelly
  52. Knit Lit
  53. Knit Lit (too)
  54. Knit Lit the Third
  55. Dance of the Gods, Nora Roberts
  56. Valley of Silence, Nora Roberts
  57. Midnight in Ruby Bayou, Elizabeth Lowell
  58. Crime of Passion, Kay Hooper
  59. House of Cards, Kay Hooper
  60. Match Me if You Can, Susan Elizabeth Philips
  61. A Stitch In Time, various
  62. Flabbergasted, Ray Blackston
  63. Family Man, Jayne Ann Krentz
  64. Sweet Fortune, Jayne Ann Krentz