Friday, May 11, 2012

It's Friday! Some Freebies * Nook Color

I absolutely love my Nook Color e-Reader!  I think that I use it every day.  I have lots and lots of Daily Devotionals (free) that I read as well as several different Bibles that I read.  I also love mystery and romantic novels.  

John D. MacDonald, the Travis McGee Series are an old favorite and I'm getting reacquainted with these novels on my Nook.  I also like Danielle Steel and Janet Evanovich.  I recently discovered Nora Roberts novels.  A lot of these authors and their books can be found for free either as an .epub or as a free .PDF.  I just go to my browser (Firefox) and type in a "title.epub" (without the quotes) and I can usually find a free version of the book that I'm looking for.  I download the file to my Desktop, then I use the cable that came with my Nook Color and I drag & drop to the Nook.  This is referred to as side-loading.

Barnes and Noble also has a ton of free nook-books to choose from as well as books for .99 cents and up.  *You need to have a credit card saved to your B & N account in order to download free books.  You won't be charged, but this is a requirement.  I have a credit card saved to my B & N account, but I use a B & N Gift Card for purchases.  My son says for those you don't want to use their credit card for a B &N account, he recommends using a Visa Gift Card, so you can access nook books.

This works out very well for me.  Yes, I'm within walking distance of a public library, however, it has a ton of steps to it's entrance.  Not exactly handicapped friendly.  I have great difficulty ambulating on my own since having bunion surgery several years ago.  And, with books on my Nook, I don't have to worry about due dates and/or late fees.  Don't get me wrong, I love going to the library, but it's just not as convenient for me anymore.

I also use my Nook for my knitting patterns and e-mail and to check out Facebook and other things on the Internet.  I find free patterns on-line, then I save them as a Document or as a PDF, then I transfer them to my Nook.  It saves on paper and ink.

So, here are some Friday Freebies:

Pillow Talk [NOOK Book]by Freya North

Knit Picks

Webs Yarn Store Blog:

Valley Yarns on Ravelry #19 – Goshen

Eucalan Giveaway: Spring Cleaning in Four Scents

Tuesday’s Knitting & Crochet Tip – Managing Two Colors

Free Knitting Pattern of the Day

Little Chick Bath Puppet

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

The Baby Sweater and Knitting

It's been a busy week so far and it's only Wednesday.

Sunday started off with a baby shower for my daughter's best friend.  I think she liked the baby sweater and cap that I had knitted for her.

 And, my daughter made a "diaper cake" for the occasion.

So, the baby sweater is done and I've resumed knitting the peanut butter and chocolate afghan.

I'm on the look out for baby boy sweater pattern.  Maybe even a baby hoodie.  Any suggestions?

Big Triple Waves Afghan