I listen to the Yarn on Tap knitting podcast. Wendy is one of the hosts and owns the online yarn shop The Knitter's Brewing Company. She started this really fun thing called the Travelling Socks. Eight people from all around the country participate in knitting a portion of a pair of socks. Each person starts their own sock by knitting the toes. Then they send it on to the next person, and receive toes from another person, to knit the next part and then send it on again. They use whatever yarn or stitch pattern they want for their portion but follow a basic knitting pattern for the sock in general. It goes through all eight people and by the time it gets back to you, you (and they) have a completed pair of socks! How fun is that? (I sound like Ina Garten there... I love her.)
Here is an example of a finished pair (picture is from Ravelry):
So, while in Virginia, I sarted my toes on the porch:
On to A Book Review!
by David Baldacci: I love his books. Always fast paced and exiciting. This one involved a serial killer who is copying famous serial killers. Two ex-secret service agents, who now have a detective agency, are hired to help defend a man accused of burglary of a wealthy family. They end up involved in more than they bargained for, including the serial murders, with lots of twists and turns and family secrets revealed.
The story line did not disappoint. My only criticism is that because there were so many twists and turns, the end of the book involved a lot of explaining of why who did it, did it, and it got a tiny but yawn-y. Just a tiny bit.
On page 273 - don't ask my why I remembered to note the page - I absolutely knew who did it. I was not quite half way through the book. I tend to have a knack for guessing who-done-its early on, especially on tv shows like Cold Case and Monk and Blue Bloods. And with this one? I was completely wrong. That should teach me a lesson because I spent the rest of the book, after I was completely sure who it was, looking for clues as to back up my sure-ness.
And because I'm sure you were wondering, I have now read 14 of my 45-books-this-year goal, and goodreads says I am one book ahead of schedule!