• Books,  Knitting

    Getting Close.

    …to two finishes! Fiona Coat and Hidden Figures. I’m sure I’ll finish the book first, but hopefully the sweater coat will be a close second. I started the book on my drive home Sunday; it’s excellent. I’ve mostly been listening (Robin Miles’ narration is wonderful) but I’ve read a few pages on my iPad, too. I’ll have more to say about the book once I finish it. The book has been the perfect accompaniment to round after round of … sleeves. I pulled this project back out (after ten months of hibernation) just before Christmas, but all I did until the New Year was figure out where I was. Sleeve…

  • Books,  Knitting

    Stockinette for Days.

    …pretty much sums up my knitting. And I’m really ok with that! So yep, still knitting No Tails.  The back is done and blocked; this is the the front. Which will hopefully go fast, because there are also two sleeves, a cowl neck and a couple of seams to go.  I’m still hoping to wear it “over Thanksgiving”, which I’m loosely interpreting to mean sometime next week 😉 (whoa – look! blogger added emoji support!) I’ve been watching a lot of Gilmore Girls (less than 10 days now until the new episodes drop!), but I’m doing a little reading on my iPad. This is Belgravia, by Julian Fellowes. It’s ok,…

  • Books,  Knitting

    Still Distracted.

    It turns out my mind (and my body for that matter) no longer functions too well on less than two hours of sleep. I just watched Hillary’s concession speech and I’m in awe of how put together she looks and how well she spoke – because I can’t imagine she had any more sleep than I did. and surely she’s changed out of the clothes she wore yesterday, showered and dressed…which is more than I’ve managed so far… so no more whining.  (and just as soon as I publish this post – a shower!) I’ve been reading Yarn Along posts from a few of y’all (AsKatKnits, Juliann and of course…