Thank you for all the good wishes last week – I’m feeling much better. I took a few days off and have been more careful about my posture. And I got the wee hat finished. And one wee bootie. (Because budget is always a concern) I had only bought the dpns for the hat (since I would need them to finish it anyway) but if I am to make another wee hat (which seems like a possibility, someday at least) I’ll step up and get a circular to be more comfortable. It should also help me keep my knitting a little tidier – all those spots where I switched needles tend to be a little wonky looking. Now to knit the second bootie and then on to ? My scarf? Another baby knit? I don’t think I’ll recast on my February Lady Sweater just yet, since distractability will be high for the next little while. But it’s calling to me.
In my reading I managed to knock out two books this week as well. I had looked over my list of finished books for the year and found I didn’t finish a single book in June! It was somewhat shocking. So I picked up an Elm Creek Quilts novel at the library and finished that in about 35 hours. I always really enjoy those. And I finished Style, Sex, and Substance the other night. Definitely an entertaining read. And the questions for reflection at the end of each chapter helped me slow down and at least consider how it all applies to my life, rather than just cruising into the next topic. The next book in line to be finished is the Tomie dePaola bio. We love us some Tomie around here. I’m especially fond of his religious books and folktale retellings but Bigger has also really taken to Strega Nona these days. I’m enjoying getting to know Tomie (because he’s one of those authors you feel like you can be on a first first name basis with) and the development of his work.
And now I’m off to link up at small things 🙂
Depending on what happens between now and then I might schedule a YA post for next week but perhaps not – the wee one is officially scheduled to be evicted next Wednesday morning! Maybe I’ll take the netbook and Yarn Along from labor and delivery. Hey, I’ll have to do something to pass the time 😉