A New Happy Hat for Dreary Winter Days


Project Name: Two Strand Rainbow Hat
Pattern Used: Rainbow Hat
“24 Hours Crochet Hacks: 25 Fast and Easy Crochet Hat Patterns for Beginners” Locations 642 – 689
by Emily Rohan Copyright 2015
Started on: 12/11/2016
Finished on: 12/14/2016
Hook Used: J/10 – 6.00 mm
Stitches Used: Double Crochet and Single Crochet
I added an extra round of double crochet before the starting single crochet round for the brim.
Colors Used: Red Heart Super Saver Jumbo 100% Acrylic 4 ply worsted weight in 0319 Cherry Red
Red Heart Super Saver in 0390 Red Hot, 0254 Pumpkin, 0324 Bright Yellow, 0322 Pale Yellow, 0368 Paddy Green, 633 Dark Sage, 0886 Blue
Red Heart Wintuk 100% Virgin Orlon Acrylic Fiber Knit and Crochet Yarn in 814 Robin Blue
Red Heart Super Saver in 3972 Mulberry Mix
Unlabeled Skein of Purple Blue Variegated
Red Heart accent 100% Acrylic 4 ply worsted weight in 0779 Cranberry
Unlabeled Ball of Pink
Red Heart Jumbo in 0311 White
Lion Brand Wool Ease 78% Acrylic 19% wool 3 ply sport weight in 301 Multi White
Measurements: Circumference of 20inches . Crown to edge measures 9 inches when laid flat.
Size Made: Adult

A Scarf for Martin


Marty really likes scarfs so I decided to make him one that matched a hat I already had made him.

I decide on this one.


I have not tried to make a chevron stitch project yet. I thought this would be a good project to try stitch rather than a whole afghan. The beanie is actually v-stitches strategically placed to form a chevron pattern so it doesn’t really count as a chevron.


Project Name: Martin’s Camouflage – Pumpkin(Orange) Set – Scarf
Pattern Used: Scarf (Zig-Zag or Chevron Scarf)
Kindle Ebook “Crochet Pattern Instructions for Beginners” Location 360 – 376
by: Janice Hayes Copyright 2014
Started on: 11/29/2016
Finished on: 12/08/2016
Hook Used: G/6 – 4.25
Stitches Used: Double Crochet, Double Crochet V-stitch, and Single Crochet
Colors Used: Red Heart Super Saver 100% Acrylic 4ply worsted weight in 0254 Pumpkin(Orange)
Jumbo in 0971 Camouflage
Measurements: 32 inches long x 6 1/2 inches wide

David’s Kindle Klearing # 17

All Titles were on the Best Sellers in The Kindle Store Top 100 Free List
or Free Promotions I receive in my Email at time of download.
They may no longer be available for free.
All the book blurbs are from Amazon.
All book covers are screen captures from my Kindle Reading App on the Laptop or Amazon page


I have not been keeping close tabs on David’s reading, so again there will be no star ratings or one liner reviews.

He has read eight titled items. Three solo titled books and five boxed sets.

 There were some titles on the kindle that were not finished, but he also likes to take a break from some stories then come back to them especially if they are boxed sets or super long stories. I can tell you this, he liked these titles enough to finish them, if he doesn’t like it he won’t finish it.

So here we go with the ones he finished since last Klearing in June.

Bane of the Dead

(Seraphim Revival Book 1)


Jacob Holo

Capture47 Bane of the Dead

325 pages

Downloaded on July 12, 2016

Still Free at time of this post.

In an empire ruled by the honored dead, seraphs are the ultimate weapons. Fueled by the pilot’s very soul, these colossal humanoid war machines are unstoppable in battle. Only a few possess the gift to control such craft, and those men and women are prized above all others.

Jack Donolon is the most powerful pilot in existence, a hero of Earth with a mind fractured by his seraph. On the far side of the galaxy, he uncovers a terrible truth about the seraphs and their pilots. Now he must return on a mission no one will understand, to face and kill the people who once called him friend and comrade.

But the death he will bring is insignificant next to the destruction that will follow, should he fail …

Before the Harvest Kindle Edition


Kimberly A. Bettes

181 pages

Downloaded May 26, 2013

The cover has been updated since I downloaded 3 years ago.

I screen captured both so you would not be confused by the different covers.

Priced at $ 2.99 US at time of this post.


When the Martins move their daughter from the crime-filled streets of St. Louis to the safety of the countryside, they don’t realize that the rural town they think of as a haven is loaded with secrets, and the farm they lease is far from safe. It is cursed land, and they’re about to find out the hard way that danger lurks everywhere, even in a small, peaceful farming community.


In a struggle to survive until dawn, will they make it, or will they only add to the rising body count?

Center Worlds – Spark Kindle Edition


Tim Morrison

Capture49 Center Worlds - Spark

358 pages

Downloaded on July 12, 2016

Still Free at time of this post.

Center Worlds – The Spark, the first installment in a fresh and new Epic Science Fiction series.

A lost world, abandoned for over a thousand years, all but forgotten, except to the young Clansman who wants to explore the mystery at the heart of his own Clan territory.

A boiling nebula full of fire and ice stops all travel through it, at it’s heart lies a forgotten and lost world full of potential allies in an oncoming war.

For war is coming, sure as the suns rise and the moons make their orbits. The Clans will take sides and everything will change for the young Lord as he tries to weave politics and military tactics within a loose alliance ruled by a fledgling Emperor, known as the Confederacy.

Young Ryo Camelin, soon to be Lord of Clan Camelin, does not want to be stuck ruling the Clan from the Central Tower of his Clan World. He wants to command the battlecruiser that has been his Clan’s for more than four hundred years, and he has an urge to explore. A violent gas nebula in the heart of his own territory has been off limits for more than a thousand years. Deep within it lies a world long thought destroyed, a world surrounded by legend and wrapped in lies and betrayal. Clan World Desinlo. Once the heart of the Confederacy, now banished and abandoned.

There are too many questions that need answers, and too many answers that beg more questions, young Lord Camelin must seek out the truth for himself and his children and uncover a mystery that concerns the entire survival of The Center Worlds.

This is the full and complete text of Center Worlds Book 1 – it includes details never before published with preview copies and adds to the mystery and intrigue of the Center Worlds in new and dynamic ways.

Harbinger of Doom

( Epic Fantasy Three Book Bundle)

Kindle Edition


Glen G. Thater

Capture50 Harbinger of Doom

507 pages

Downloaded on January 8, 2016

Still Free at time of this post.

This three book bundle includes the first three volumes in the acclaimed epic fantasy series, Harbinger of Doom. (The paperback versions total about 680 pages).

Mad wizards wrenched open a gateway to hell on Eotrus land. A gateway that’s determined to stay open.

What is the young knight, Claradon Eotrus, to do when he discovers that the man he recruited to help him close that gateway is either the greatest hero the world has ever known or the devil himself, thrown down from the heavens by the gods in olden days? Is he out to save Midgaard or destroy it? Does he serve the Norse gods: Odin, Thor, and the rest, or did he slay them? And if he’s truly the harbinger of doom, how can Claradon stop him? How can he even survive him?

Claradon’s Midgaard is a world filled of valiant knights, mysterious sorcerers, ruthless bounty hunters, complex political intrigues, monsters of myth and legend: the undead of this variety and that, gods and demons, and otherworldly evils so frightening you dare not read these books before sleep. But most of all, it’s filled with stories that you will always remember, and characters that you will never forget.

The Hunting Tree


(Books I -III)


Ike Hamil

Capture51 The Hunting Tree Trilogy

394 pages

Downloaded on November 11, 2012

Since I downloaded four years ago,this boxed set is now available as a single book  for $ .99 US

For thousands of years a supernatural killer has slept in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. An amateur ghost hunter has just woken him up. Now that he stalks the night once more, he’s traveling east. Although the monster’s actions are pure evil, he may be the only thing that can save humanity from extinction.

Jim Knighthorse Series:

First Three Books Kindle Edition


J. R. Rain

Capture52 Jim Knighthorse Series

523 pages

Downloaded on December 31, 2012

Priced at $ 8.99 US at time of this post.

Boxed set of three #1 bestselling mystery novels featuring private investigator, Jim Knighthorse, including:

When high school student Derrick Booker, the only black student at a posh Orange County high school, is accused of killing his white girlfriend, ex-college football hero and detective Jim Knighthorse is hired to dig a little deeper into the murder. It doesn’t take long for Knighthorse to realize that not all is as it seems at tranquil Huntington High, from a band director who preys on the innocent to a vice-principal with a secret agenda of her own. Not to mention someone’s hired a professional killer to keep Knighthorse permanently off the case. As the investigation continues, Knighthorse’s personal life is shattered by the discovery of new evidence relating to his mother’s unsolved murder, a murder dating back twenty years. Reeling from the discovery, a determined Jim Knighthorse sets out to bring two killers to justice.

Private investigator Jim Knighthorse takes on a very, very cold case. When historian Willie Clarke dies of mysteriously of dehydration in the California deserts, ex-football hero Jim Knighthorse is hired to dig a little deeper—and discovers a shocking connection to one of the West’s oldest mysteries. Over a hundred years ago, an unnamed cowboy was murdered in the California desert and, due to freak weather conditions, would become mummified within twenty-four hours. Now known to the world as Sylvester the Mummy and displayed in a creepy curiosity shop, Sylvester and historian Willie Clarke will be forever linked in mystery. That is, unless private investigator Jim Knighthorse can survive long enough to untangle one of the West’s greatest unsolved murders.

In this third book of the series, Private investigator Jim Knighthorse finds himself on the trail of his mother’s killer, a cold case spanning two decades. While on the hunt, he takes on a brutal case that takes him into shark-infested waters and deep into the heart of Mexico. All the while, Knighthorse comes closer and closer to finding his mother’s killer…and there’s going to be hell to pay.

The Ripple Trilogy:

Books 1-3 of The Ripple Series Kindle Edition


Cidney Swanson

Capture53 The Ripple Trilogy

603 pages

Downloaded on December 2, 2013

Priced at $ 6.99 US at the time of post.

Discovering she can turn invisible terrifies Samantha, especially when she learns a geneticist who murdered her mom wants her too. Handsome Will Baker offers help and secrecy, but soon Sam will have to choose between keeping her secrets and keeping Will in her life. Suspenseful and romantic, Rippler and its sequels capture the collision of the beautiful with the dark.

This box set forms a complete story, but there are four additional books for those who fall in love with the Ripple world and want even more!

The Ripple Series is a teen and young adult paranormal fantasy series set in a contemporary world where invisibility has long been a well kept secret. It combines the heart pounding action of a thriller with a touch of clean romance and a science fiction twist.

Two Thriller Novels

Blademan’s Return by M. K. Pius

The OutKast by Craig Thomas

Capture54 Two Thriller Novels Blademan's Return and The Outkast

Downloaded the box set on May 6, 2013.

These Titles are no longer sold together as a boxed set.

Blademan’s Return is not even available as a single book.

The OutKast is available as a single book, priced at $ 2.99 US

Capture54a The Outkast

234 pages

He’s young and lonely, a soul struggling for acceptance among his peers and the community at large. He’s an outcast.

He’s huge and dangerous, with a life wholly dedicated to executing bloody revenges on those who have spited his person. He’s The Outkast.

Robert Smallwood is a loner, hated at school by the rest of the students–and teachers alike. He’s the twelve-year-old suspect in a high school murder case.

At first, Sheriff Brian Stack has some doubt about the accusation. But when more bodies are found, with objects left on the scenes that point towards Robert, the police investigation intensifies.

David’s Kindle Klearing # 16

Well David has only kleared out two items on the Kindle. Even though we have been keeping busy with gardening, fishing, and home improvement projects I thought he would have more than that by this time. He was also playing Cribbage when I would see him with the Kindle. Although in actuality he read seven books as the two items he cleared were box sets. So I guess it was not as bad as I thought.  There will be no stars or one liner reviews this go around, just the books ma’am, and the blurbs.

All Titles were on the Best Sellers in The Kindle Store Top 100 Free List
or Free Promotions I receive in my Email at time of download.
They may no longer be available for free.
All the book blurbs are from Amazon.
All book covers are screen captures from my Kindle Reading App on the Laptop.


The Chaos Chronicles (Books 1-3)


Jeffrey A. Carver

Capture46 The Chaos Chronicles

1012 pages

Downloaded on May 30, 2012

An omnibus of three novels: Neptune Crossing, Strange Attractors, and The Infinite Sea. When John Bandicut encounters alien sentience on Triton, his life changes forever—from sacrificing everything to save Earth, to confronting a malicious entity at the edge of the galaxy, to fathoming the abyss of an alien ocean.

Contamination Boxed Set

(Books 0-3 in the series)


T.W. Piperbrook

Capture45 Contamination Boxed Set

465 pages

Downloaded on December 11, 2015

The infection has begun, ravaging the American Southwest and leaving a chaos in its wake. In this new world, there will be last meal, no dying wish. The only reward left is to survive another day…

David’s Kindle Klearing # 15

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David has been working on outdoor projects and sorting, cleaning his computer parts for urban prospecting. He still continues to read, but not at the same pace. That is why nearly a month has gone by since the last klearing. He has also was reading some longer books. So with less time spent reading and the longer lengths it has taken him nearly a month to read 4 books. It seems maybe with the nicer weather to do  outside project, garden preparations, and hopefully some fishing soon I think I will make this a monthly feature for now.

So on to the books.

All Titles were on the Best Sellers in The Kindle Store Top 100 Free List
or Free Promotions I receive in my Email at time of download.
They may no longer be available for free.
All the book blurbs are from Amazon.
All book covers are screen captures from my Kindle Reading App on the Laptop.


A Psychological Mystery and Suspense Thriller


Thomas Wymark

Capture41 Inheritance

507 pages

Downloaded on December 27, 2015

Capture 3 stars

David had hard time finishing this title. He said it was long-winded and repetitive.

 After a head injury which left her having nightmares and visions, Christine is convinced that something inside her brain has broken, and that she is slowly sinking into insanity.
She is terrified of what she might be capable of. She fears that in losing her mind she will also lose her children and husband.
Christine embarks on a desperate fight to try to halt the fracture of her mind before it’s too late, and in doing so, discovers the hidden truth behind the dark horrors she is experiencing.

Capture42 Warlords
389 pages
Downloaded on April 11, 2016
Capture 3 and half stars
 David said this was a pretty good and quick read.

Betelgeuse star went supernova 640 years ago. The explosion opened an unstable wormhole to Earth. It took all those years for the corridor to stabilized. The Warlord’s Emperor sent a scout to investigate the newly discovered life forms, and to bring back specimens for their arena games. Their Antarian blood lust must be quenched…and the Antarian Boreshog beast they must face, has never been defeated.

The benevolent Eridonians’ mission is to prepare the people of Earth for the coming onslaught. Join Navy Captain Jedediah Fitz and USMC Major Race Jennings on their quest to fight Earth’s newest enemy.

Echo Volume 1: Approaching Shatter


Kent Wayne

Capture43 Echo Volume 1

143 pages

Downloaded on April 15, 2016

I waited to long in asking what this rated. He doesn’t remember it. I do know he finished it.

In the late 21st century, humanity left Earth due to multiple resource shortcomings aggravated by an acceleration in climate change. They settled Echo, a planet that was nearly a carbon copy of Earth except for being devoid of all but the most basic life forms. Fast forward 1200 years later. Echo has endured over a thousand years of dark age. Corporations and government merged early on, becoming the oppressive authority known as the Regime. Military and police merged into the Department of Enforcement, their only mission to crush the huge network of rebels known as the Dissidents. Over half the planet is covered by decaying cityscapes and the elite live high above, removed and remote from the greater populace on the moon-city of Ascension. Hope lies in one man, a former Enforcer named Atriya. But before he can break the cycle of darkness and ignorance on Echo, he has to do it within himself.

Galactic Horde


Ernest Polmateer

Capture44 Galactic Horde

270 pages

Downloaded on March 31, 2016

I also waited to long in asking what this rated. He doesn’t remember it. I do know he finished it.

Alec and Michiko had just returned from their mission on an ancient alien machine bent on destroying modern civilizations.
Now they were being thrown right back into another, even more bizarre situation.
Something had wiped out an entire civilization, but this time it was from a plague.
Who or what caused this and were they still out there somewhere?
How much information was Ray holding back this time?

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