I love reading and knitting… if I could do both at the same time I might be in heaven. But alas, for now the best I can do is post about them together 🙂 And check out what else is up over at small things.
I’m working away on the hiking scarf for my mom. I’m really pleased with how it’s turning out but not gonna share much on account of it being a gift. And that they are inherently a little blah, lovely but not too exciting. Which also is killing me in accomplishing much. Such short rows, only 42 stitches, but yet so slow going! Maybe because I have to keep putting it down to take care of other things…
I finished Signs of Life over the weekend. DH had my next planned read with him though so I couldn’t start that. Instead I got into A Little History of Canada by H.V. Nelles. We’ve lived here nearly three years and I really don’t know much about Canadian history beyond Leif Eriksson, Henry Hudson, French for a while, then British, and now… It’s really interesting to learn about history that is so close to U.S. history and yet so different. It’s hard for me to say more about it. It’s natioanl history amusingly told. Nelles makes great use of language – I’m a sucker for big words and interesting words.
And just to keep reading from being predictable I got a notice that an e-book I had put a hold on from the library was available. 🙂 So I just finished Plain Wisdom by Cindy Woodsmall and Miriam Flaud. (That Vonnegut portrait on my nook is just the screensaver not anything I’m reading.) The authors are friends, one Amish and one “English” (non-Amish) and the book is almost a converstation between the two about their lives, both the differences and similarites. That makes it fit my ideal of a good Mama read – short bits so I don’t get lost when I have to put it down 🙂