I almost could have used the same photo from last week, but I finished one book and actually cast on my project in the nick-of-time! I'm still focused on Steve's Fair Isle Christmas hat. The yarn I chose is aran weight, while the pattern is written for dk, so I assumed that I would have to go down a needle size. My gauge swatch wasn't even close, however, so I'm trying again with a size up. Hopefully this is the one, 'cause I'm ready to get started! A question for all you prolific knitters out there...do any of you own one of those interchangeable circular needle sets? If so do you like them? Or do you just have a million different sizes and lengths circulars? The sets are pretty expensive, but I'm starting to think that it might be worth it.
I'm still making my way through Taking Place. I haven't read a book like this in ten years--since I was in film school. It's both wonderful and horrible. I'm being reminded of all the little idiosyncratic elements of academic writing and stretching my mind to recall all the vocabulary. It feels good to spend time in critical thought, but it's exhausting too. I finds it's a ways down on my list of things to pick up when my hands are empty and I have a moment. The new title for reading while nap-nursing Silas (when I need something a bit lighter) is Unfinished, a memoir about a middle-aged woman who drops everything and roadtrips across Canada in search of her life's meaning. I'm still on page one, so we'll see how it goes.
Linking up with Ginny over at Small Things.