~ Two of my favorite things are knitting and reading, and the evidence of this often shows up in my photographs. I love seeing what other people are knitting and reading as well. So, what are you knitting or crocheting right now? What are you reading? Take a photo and share it either on your blog or on Flickr. Leave a link at Ginny's to share your photo with the rest of us! ~
I finished the 4-hour scarf! It took way more than 4 hours....just sayin'. Who comes up with those time limits? Knitting champions? Maybe if I had used the size 11 needles instead of 10.5, but still. The pattern is from the book Last Minute Knitted Gifts which I really like. I've made several things out of it. This was a super easy knit with luscious yarn.
Next up is the Drop Stitch Scarf that I'm over halfway done with. Woot! I like the look, but I find the pattern tedious to knit...not difficult, mind, just slow.
Would you believe that I've made absolutely NO progress on my Ravellenic Games project, the Color Affection? I'm 100% certain it won't be finished by the time the Games end (this weekend?) since I'm pushing to finish the Drop Stitch. But that's no big deal; it's just for fun anyway.
I got a little fed up with Dickens' Child's History of England, and decided to read some Father Brown mysteries. The children's version of that, too. They're very enjoyable; I'll probably read the grown-up version next!
I also listened to As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner on Overdrive. As it is narrated by all the different members of the family, it was hard to follow and figure out what was happening. (I'm a very visual person, so listening to books is not my first choice!) I'm afraid I didn't have a very favorable impression of it, even though it's
Considered one of the most influential novels in American fiction in structure, style, and drama.
I think I would do well to give it a quick re-read by actually looking at the text before I judge it unfairly. Let me know if you've read it and what you thought!
Come back next week for (hopefully) a finished Drop Stitch and a little progress on the Color Affection. If I don't start something else.