The Grimes Challenge!
I'm a big fan of Martha Grimes......the Richard Jury series.....I've got all the novels -- well, I thought I did.....
Turns out I was missing one, and that got me to thinking........I've been reading these over the past 20+ years........I must have forgotten a lot about these novels, the character growth, the loves lost....so I've decided this summer to read them, starting from the beginning, in order....
Here's the list, cut and pasted from the Martha Grimes web site.
The Man With A Load Of Mischief
The Old Fox Deceiv'd
The Anodyne Necklace
The Dirty Duck
Help The Poor Struggler
I Am The Only Running Footman
The Five Bells and Bladebone
The Old Silent
The Old Contemptibles
The Horse You Came In On
The Case Has Altered
The Lamorna Wink
The Blue Last
The Grave Maurice
The Winds of Change
The Old Wine Shades
I'm also going to knit this summer, for pleasure. I've been in a knitting funk and I couldn't decide whether I was in a funk and couldn't knit, or was it that I wasn't knitting and that's why I was in a funk?
So, after deliberation, I decided to go back to my original inspiration, the incomparable Alice Starmore.....and after looking at a lot of the finished project photos on Ravelry (what did we do before Ravelry?), I decided on..........
The Roscalie Vest from In the Hebrides......this was what made me decide......
Carolyn in Alaska said.......... Fun, fast, and easy!
That's exactly what I need! So I've cast on, and what I'll do is alternate blog posts - one day a Grimes update, the next as Roscalie update.
I'm going to have a bit of time to do this in the next little while -- I'm having dental surgery tomorrow and I'll be out of commission for a week to 10 days -- lots of knitting and reading time....that's why it was important to have a plan - Grimes and Roscalie - a great combo!
First up - The Man with a Load of Mischief, 1981