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WWW WEDNESDAY – 27 Jan 2021

WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Taking On A World Of Words. I have participated in this in the past, and enjoy taking part.

The three W’s are:

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you finish reading recently?
  • What do you think you will read next?

What are you currently reading?

I have just started reading Parenting Children With ADHD by Sarah Snowden, and What Your ADHD Child Wishes You Knew by Sharon Saline, as my daughter got her diagnosis and I have been looking for the best tools to help me support her and be the best advocate for her that I can be. So far I have found both books incredibly helpful, and hopefully I can use them to help my little girl.

What did you finish reading recently?

I finished A Crafty Crime by Eryn Scott. Oh my, I enjoyed this book so much. It was a comforting read, despite being a murder mystery. Jam, knitting, cats, and murder, what else could one possibly need in a book?

What do you think you will read next?

I loved A Crafty Crime so much, I have added the second book in the series to my to be read list. It is called A Fresh Kill, and it has just made it to the top of the list!

Don’t forget to check out last weeks WWW Wednesday!

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Getting Back Into Knitting

Knitting is usually one of my happy places, but lately I’ve found myself lacking in both inspiration and desire to pick up the needles and knit something. Maybe it’s just a slump, I’m not sure, but it’s time I get back into some of my hobbies.

I have decided to ease my way back into knitting. Previously I posted some of my knitting goals for this year, but for my first project I have decided to make just a simple corner to corner garter stitch face cloth. For this project I am using Bernat handicrafter cotton in the Azalea colour.

I started out by casting on 3 stitches, and just simple garter stitch, adding stitches on every other row.

What yarny projects are you currently working on?

2021 Knitting Goals

2020 was a mixed bag for me. In some ways, I quite enjoyed the slowness of the early days of lockdown. I enjoyed the extra time I got to spend with my child, the quietness of the neighbourhood, and discovering new places around the neighbourhood to walk. My daughter and I enjoyed the wildlife that seemingly thrived while the city was on lockdown. We saw birds we had never seen in our area, and more deer than ever. We enjoyed taking the distance learning outside and finding beautiful scenery in which to do our grade 1 reading and math. But as time went on, this lockdown life has gotten old. I have found myself worn down and less energized as time as progressed while nothing really changed. My moods became effected, and I began having trouble finding enjoyment in some of my hobbies, or too worn out to even bother at all.

I haven’t managed to pick up my knitting needles in months, but now I plan to change that, and hopefully get back to my old self. My goal for 2021 is to knit more and learn a few new techniques.

Knitting Goals

  • Learn to knit cables
  • Knit a completed sweater
  • Improve colourwork skills
  • Knit 15 finished objects in 2021

Patterns I want to knit in 2021

Are there any knitting patterns you are hoping to try this year?

Friday Face-Off: Alien Encounter

Friday Face-Off is a weekly meme originally created by Books by Proxy, and is currently hosted by Lynn’s Books.

The idea is to compare different book covers of the same book, based on a weekly changing theme.

The theme for this week’s Friday Face-Off is Alien Encounters, and the book I chose is War of the Worlds written by H. G. Wells.

I have three book covers that I really like, for varying and sometimes slightly conflicting reasons.

I like the simplicity of this one. While the cover doesn’t tell you much about the book itself, I do enjoy how beautiful this book cover actually looks.

In contrast to the one above, I enjoy how ominous the picture on this book cover looks. It has a completely different feel to the simpler cover, but this one is a favourite for that reason.

My absolute favourite cover is this one. Like the previous book cover I mentioned, I love how ominous and creepy this one feels. But because the creature is more in the background it somehow just feels more chilling.

What do you think? Which of these book covers do you like best?

WWW Wednesday

WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Taking On A World Of Words. I have been following this for a little while, but have yet to participate, until now.

The three W’s are:

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you finish reading recently?
  • What do you think you will read next?

What are you currently reading?

Right now I am reading A Crafty Crime by Eryn Scott, and I have to say that so far I am really enjoying it. It is a mystery, which is a different genre for me, and as yet I am not disappointed.

What did you finish reading recently?

I just finished Time Out by Emma Murray, which is a funny yet relatable book about parenting and relationships. I loved this one, and will probably read it again.

What do you think you will read next?

I have quite a few titles on my to be read list, but next I’m leaning towards Keep Calm And Carry On Children by Sharon K. Mayhew. It is a world war 2 story set during the blitz. I love war stories, so I have high hopes for this one.

Lincolnshire Inspired Baby Names

Place names have been popular as baby names for a long time, with names like London, Sydney and Paris being among them. Britain has some interesting names for cities, towns, and villages, that as yet remain uncommon and/or unranked on the baby name popularity charts.

British place names are often derived from Saxon, Roman, or Viking names, and can have cool meanings because of that.

I put together a list of Lincolnshire place names that I think could be great for a new baby.

Lincolnshire is located on the east coast of England, and has lots of fields and farming, which does seem to indicated in a lot of the meanings.

Let me know which of these names, if any, you like.

Alford – Old ford

Alvingham – Homestead of Ælf

Anderby – Arnthorr’s farm

Ashby – Ash tree farm

Blyton – Blitha’s farm

Boston – Botwulf’s stone

Brigg – Bridge

Brigsley – Bridge clearing

Carrington – Carr’s town

Corringham – Cora’s homestead

Covenham – Cofa’s homestead

Crowland – Bend land

Denton – Valley farm

Digby – Ditch settlement

Dunholme – Dunna’s homestead

Grantham – Gravel village

Grimsby – Grimr’s farm

Harrington – Haerra’s town

Holton – Hill town

Lincoln – Colonial settlement of Lindum

Quarrington – Quern farm

Rigsby – Ridge farm

Roxby – Rauthr’s farm

Ruckland – Rooks grove

Scotton – Scot’s farm

Somerby – Summer town

Somersby – Summer town

Tathwell – Toad stream

Thoresby – Thorir’s farm

Wildsworth – Wifel’s enclosure

Willoughby – Willow tree farm

Winthorpe – Wina’s farm

Yarburgh – Earth fortification

January Reading List

I have an assortment of books I am hoping to read this month, I’ve got some comedy, history and a little bit of drama to start of the year.

January Reading List

54 One Syllable Girl Names

One syllable names have become incredibly popular in the middle name spot for little girls. One syllable names seem to flow so nicely with so many first name possibilities, it is no wonder they are such big hits. This list of 54 one syllable girl names will hopefully inspire and offer a few new choices that may have not yet been thought of.

Bea – a short form of names like Beatrice and Beatrix, the name Bea means traveller.

Bess – Bess is traditionally a nickname for the names Elizabeth and Bessie. Bess itself means oath.

Blaire – Blaire is short and sweet, and means battlefield.

Bliss – taken from the word bliss, it means happiness.

Blythe – a virture name, Blythe means cheerful.

Bloom – kind of nature inspired, Bloom makes a nice alternative to floral names such as Rose and Lily.

Bless – taken from the word bless.

Claire – the name Claire means clear and bright.

Cam – Cam is the short form of names such as Cameron, Camden and Camilla, and means crooked.

Dot – a short form of the name Dorothy, Dot means gift.

Day – taken from the word day, this makes a cheerful choice for a first or middle name.

Dust – Dust is a nature inspired name.

Dusk – taken from the word dusk, which is used to describe the early evening.

Dove – a nature inspired name, Dove is taken from the name of a bird.

Daze – taken from the word, Daze means stunned confusion.

Faith – Faith is a virtue name.

Faye – the name Faye means fairy.

Fern – a nature inspired name taken from a type of plant.

Fleur – a floral name meaning flower.

Fate – taken from the word fate.

Fliss – a short form of the name Felicity, which means happiness.

Grace – a virtue name.

Gwen – Gwen is a short form of names such as Gwendolen and Guinevere, and means fair and blessed.

Hope – Hope is a virtue name.

Jade – the name of a greenish coloured stone.

Jane – Jane is a classic name meaning god is gracious.

June – June is taken from the name of the month. The month itself was named after Juno.

Jaye – Jaye was traditionally a nickname for names beginning with J, but it is a sweet name all on its own.

Layne – the name Layne means path.

Lark – a nature inspired name taken from the name of a bird.

Maeve – the name Maeve means intoxicating, and makes a nice alternative to names like Eve and Ava.

Mauve – taken from the colour, a shade of purple.

Myth – taken from the word myth.

Mirth – a virtue inspired name meaning amusement.

Muse – from the word muse meaning inspiration.

Niamh – the name Niamh, pronounced n-eev, means bright.

Nox – the name Nox means night.

Prose – taken from the word prose, meaning written or spoken word.

Paige – the name Paige is derived from an occupation name, and means servant.

Pearl – a white coloured stone.

Prue – a short form of the name Prudence, Prue means careful.

Perth – a city in Australia, the name Perth means hedge.

Rose – taken from the name of the flower.

Rain – a nature inspired name meaning rain.

Rise – taken from the word rise, this makes a fresh alternative to the name Dawn.

Rune – the name Rune means secret lore.

Rue – a nature inspired name taken from the name of a herb.

Sage – a nature inspired name taken from the name of a herb.

Shay – the name Shay means majestic.

Skye – a nature inspired name meaning sky. Skye is also a place inspired name, from the Isle of Skye.

Sloane – Sloane is derived from a last name meaning raid.

Wren – a nature inspired name taken from the name of a bird.

Wisp – Wisp is taken from the word meaning strand.

Whit – usually a short form of names such as Whitney and Whittaker, the name Whit means white.

Let me know your favourite names on this list in the comments.

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