Tuesday, August 28, 2007

B is for...


Over the past couple of weeks I haven't been knitting much, but I have been reading a lot and I've now finished:
Screwtape Letters, The Green Mile, The Dark is Rising, Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice and Mansfield Park (why yes, I was given a collection of Jane Austin's books that I'm working through, I'm now in Emma).

It seems that although I can read while knitting (yes, something I actually have in common with Wendy of Wendyknits), I can't actually read a lot and knit a lot during the same space of time. One of them has to be dominant. I need to pick the next book for a book club I am part of (I'm thinking either this one or this one, but I could pick something completely different), and read a couple more books before I begin my official homeschool adventure, and then my reading will probably subside a bit, and I can feel the knitting coming back.

B is also for Breathless. I know my Virtual Vacation Package is coming and I have no clue where it's from or when it will get here. We talked about it last night at dinner and Lily was trying to think of places it would be coming from since it is 'crossing land and sea'. We explained that that meant no north america and we came up with quite a list of possibilities. So now we are all looking forward to it arriving. Lily is fascinated with princesses right now (princess gown needs to be found for Halloween) and she's hoping it's coming from a place that has some. (Although we know for sure that SP11 is in the UK, so they at least have royalty... which made her happy to know)

Knitting update: I checked my math on my yarn pirate sock, although it won't work (without much fiddling) for one of the heels in my husband's new book (cat bordhi's book is awesome), I am almost ready to begin the normal short row heel. It's been a LONG time coming, as this has been my traveling sock, and I haven't been doing much traveling knitting. I also am about a quarter done with the second long side on the edging of the melon shawl for Curly. The shawl wants to be done soon. So my knitting, for now, will probably focus mostly on that and my comfy knitting (which hasn't been touched recently).

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Unfortuately there aren't many pretty princesses in our Royal family... I'll have to look out and see what I can find for her....