Sunday, 8 January 2017

i(shall)Read 2017

Ek lees wel baie (mos) (nie net eenmaal in 5 jaar nie ) (iRead 2011)

Ek skryf net nie (altyd) (alles) op nie.




Maar ek hou wel van die uitdagings wat ons die laaste paar op Lekkerlees Boekrak gehad het - Nuwe Skrywers/Nuwe Genres in 2015, 6 Lande/6Skrywers in 2016 - daar het ek by Maleisië, Malawi, Ierland en Australië uitgekom.

Die nuwe uitdaging vir 2017 - 7 Style/7 Dekades.  Of 'n kombinasie van die twee.

Dis maklik, ek het 'n groot boekrak wat vol is.  Daar's een hele rak in die kamer wat nét ongeleesde boeke het, so ek moet eers daar gaan 'koop'.

So gesê, so gedaan, maar die stapel raak effe hoog en dit begin groeperings kry en die uiteinde is my eie uitdaging: My 5's.

So lyk dit:

Verskillende hopies van 5.  Net om afwisseling te behou! En al wat 'n nuwe en maklike boek is tussenin.

5 (Outo)biografieë
1. Ek's g'n Slams - Fatima
2. Native Nostalgia - Jacob Dlamini
3. Let my people go - Albert Luthuli
4. Good morning, Mr Mandela - Zelda la Grange
5. Verwoerd, Mandela & me - Marianne Thamm

En wat ek ook moet kry...My land van hoop - die lewe van Beyers Naudé

5 Afrika-stemme
1. Radiance of tomorrow - Ishmael Beah
2. Coconut - Kopano Matlwa
3. Tjhaka/Chaka - Thomas Mofolo (ooooou Afrikaanse en nuwe Engelse weergawes)
4. Americana - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
5. Black Diamond - Zakes Mda

5 Klassieke boeke
1. This is my God - Herman Wouk
2. All is quiet on the western front - Erich Maria Remarque
3. Polfyntjies vir die proe - C Louis Leipoldt
4. Iliad - Homerus
5. That was then, this is now - S E Hinton
6. The man from Snowy River - Elyne Mitchell

Eeh...dis meer as 5.

5 Engelse Suid-Afrikaanse stories
1. London Cape Town Joburg - Zukiswa Wanner
2. The adonna of Excelsior - Zakes Mda
3. Spilt Milk - Kopano Matlwa
4. Recipes of Love and Murder - Sally Andrew

Mmm...hier kort een

5 Sosio/polities/geskiedenisboeke
1. Of warriors, lovers and prophets - Max du Preez
2. Die VOC aan die Kaap - De Wet, Hattingh & Visagie
3. Imperiale Somer - Karel Schoeman
4. Soos Familie - Ena Jansen
5. Die geskiedenis van Boerekos - HW Claassens

5 Temas
1. 'n Boek wat afspeel in my dorp: Die Sideboard - Simon Bruinders
2. Kortverhale: Fools & other stories - Njabulo S Ndebele
3. 'n Struggle-boek: I write what I like - Steve Biko
4. 'n Reisverhaal: Suid van die wind - Elsa Joubert
5. Poësie: Katalekte - Breyten Breytenbach
6. 'n Boek oor Antarktika - Die sneeu bly altyd wit - Morkel van Tonder
(7. Kaaps: Hammie - Ronelda Kamfer)
(8 Resepteboek: Eet saam met Leipoldt - Peter Veldsman)
(9 'n Onlangs oorlede skrywer : Watership Down - Richard Adams)
(10 - 'n Voorheen verbanne boek: Kennis van die aand - André P Brink)

Uhm.

En 5 van die Seun se Boekrak
Vier Assasin's Creeds
En die eerste Lafras Kuyper

Gelukkig wag daar ook afwisseling in die vorm van Chanette Paul en Isa Konrad!




En daar is genoeg ander afleiding:




Hef aan lê voor.  Party van hierdie boeke lê al vyf jaar in daai rak!




Thursday, 27 October 2016

Too much frogging going on

I seem to be hiccuping a bit, not much going on at the finishing front here!

Two are two biiig wips hidden in my closet, one of which really hurt my shoulder last year, so it's hibernating a bit.  And I tried all kinds of other things, that doesn't work like I want it to.

I saw a really beautiful shawl, the Dragon Wing/ Lizard Shawl  by Jasmin Räsänen...ooh, I wanted to start immediately, and did so...and couldn't find joy.

I think it might have been the ridges.

...I frogged it here. 

I started the Monsoon Shawl twice now (no, correction, the yarn changed twice...) - first in dark navy Vinnis Serina - which didn't show the stitch pattern.  The I added Ivory.  Then I frogged and added jewel colours.  Then I frogged,

And started again, in the new Moya Caresse.  The colours worked beautifully...but I didn't like the pattern.

(Love the shawl, not the pattern?  Yes, that can happen).

But - frogged

Then I had coffee with a hooky friend who made this most beautiful scarf/shawl - I might have been a bit overcome with admiration, because she gave it to me!  Her work is always so beautiful and I'm truly honoured to show this off:



Simply Crochet saved my crochet drought with this little amigurumi packet and I quickly could make a little bat for my batman-besotted youngest one :-D

Mouse ears...on a bat?

It was a simple, easy pattern, even when doing it late at night by a fire!


And now I started with Cherry Heart's Painted Roses Throw.  This was why I bough the Moya Caresse, after I've seen the colours.  I really wanted to try in old, faded, vintage colours.  There might be one or two brighter ones in my selection already,  but things look promising!


Here goes...hoping to be finished by Christmas!