Saturday, November 19, 2011

"Audio Books & Crocheting"

This week-end I decided to listen to Debbie Macomber's, "16 Lighthouse Road." I have about 26 audio books, but for some reason I never seem to take the time to listen to them. So far this year I have managed to listen to four of the audio books, and this one will make five. However, the next few weeks that is going to change...

I plan on doing some crocheting, so decided to listen to a few of the ever mounting pile of audio books. I figure I will be 'killing two birds with one stone', so to speak. (I wonder where that saying ever came from anyway?) I wonder if anyone else buys audio books, and then fines it difficult to listen to them? I find with a paper book, I can carry it with me and read it anywhere, but, with an audio book, it stays at home in the CD player. But I must say in defense of the audio books, I love listening to them, just seems I have to be doing something while I listen to them. If I'm not doing something else, I fall asleep. But, than again I like a little snoozing once in awhile! 

What am I crocheting this week-end? This baby afghan...for my Great-granddaughter, Brooke, scheduled to be born on January 12, 2012.


  1. The baby Afghan is gorgeous! I haven't listened to many audio books.

  2. Gorgeous afghan! Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

  3. Lovely afghan. Great idea to listen while you crochet. I listen in the car but crocheting is a great idea.

  4. Hi Gigi Ann,

    I just love the crochet work and am assuming that a baby Afghan, is just a term you use in the US for a baby blanket. I love all those multi-coloured wools, they can produce some fantastic effects.

    I crochet quite a lot, although mine is basic treble stitch, to make blankets which can be sold in the charity shop where I volunteer.

    The blankets are always very popular, as knee blankets for the disabled and even as throws for the settee and chairs. They generally cost me more to make than we could ever hope to sell them for, but I enjoy doing it and it keeps me occupied in the evenings.

    I have never listened to an audio book, as I don't enjoy being read to and I am sure would find it very hard to concentrate on the story because of that.

    In the shop last week, we had donated a set of 6 CD's as an audio book containing the complete works of Plato. I really didn't think that it would sell, being such a specialised topic, but it sold that very same day, so someone has some extremely intense listening to do!!

    Definitely not for me.

    Have a great week


  5. The ghan is lovely! I like the ripple stitch. And such pretty yarn too.
    I havent listened to an audio book, but I can imagine it's perfect to be able to listen and crochet.