Following yesterday's woeful post, I'm delighted to tell you that the drugs kicked in during the afternoon and the first thing to return was my knitting mojo. (The second was my voice, but that wasn't quite so well received. I think the family preferred my silence.) My mum had the children, D was busy, and I certainly didn't feel up to ironing so there was little for me to do but sit quietly and get on with my shawl. I made good progress. With 14 rows to go until the border, I can't decide if it looks more like Liquorice Allsorts or messy handwriting....?
YARNS: Lang Yarns Jawoll Superwash Sock in Midnight & Ecru
Noro Kureyon Sock in S102 (discontinued?)
With a little luck, this should take only a few more evenings, leaving time to plan for the Second Year of Projects which starts on July 1st! Oh and I seem to have ordered 1,600m of Drops Lace to knit Martina Behm's Nuvem over the summer so I'm going to be a very busy girl indeed. I blame this entirely on a friend who I should not be allowed to text or email after 9pm when my defences are low and I'm so very easily led! (If you follow the Facebook page and saw the ridiculous shall-I-shan't-I conversation some weeks ago, you'll know who I mean.)
Last Wednesday I was just starting The Book Thief. I'm now over half way and very much enjoying it considering it's set in Nazi Germany during WWII and is narrated by Death. I have found much humour as well as some wonderfully drawn characters between the (virtual) pages, particularly Liesel Meminger's foster parents and her best friend - although I can't help thinking there will not be a happy ending, especially for the Jewish man who is currently being being hidden in the basement of the main characters' home. There is a lot going on in this book but I'm trying to just enjoy it for what it is - a very readable story.
A few links to share before I go. Firstly did you see that Annie from Knitsofacto (yes, the same Annie who solved my asymmetrical YO issue) is arranging a Knitters' Retreat in March? I spoke to her about it and there are a few spaces left, so if you fancy a weekend away in a beautiful hotel, with great food, lovely company and LOTS of knitting there's still time to take a look at the preliminary details and contact Annie if you're interested. As it's Wednesday, here are the links to WIP Wednesday and the Yarn Along.
Have a great day!