Knitting: I have been working on a lovely cardi knit by Melissa Schaschwary. Fish Creek (adult version) is a very versatile quick knit that uses big needles and chunky yarn to yield beautiful results. I am just about done, with only two cable repeats left. I added a cabled hood and plan to do short sleeves. I kept the yarn simple by using Paton’s Roving Chunky in dark gray. So far, for a medium sized cardi, I have used only four skeins, making this a very affordable knit as well. I hope to finish it up by next week.
Reading: I have been devouring books lately. My friend and I are still working on our reading “bingo”, leading us to very different books we would never try. We just finished The Bronze Horseman by Paulina Simons. I have to admit, I really liked this book. It covered everything. War, Love, Desperation, Deceit and even a few scenes that will make you blush (more of a “lust” portion about ¾ of the way through the book, I wasn’t expecting that one!) All in all, a good page-turner. I have just started Someone Knows My Name by Lawrence Hill. So far, a story based in 1800’s London, an elderly woman recounts her life being kidnapped and torn from her family to be made a slave. I am only a few pages in, but I can tell this is going to be a good read. Lastly, my lovely son came home today with a book from the library that he thought I would like, Extra Yarn, by Mac Barnett. This is a beautifully illustrated story about a girl who finds a box of never-ending yarn (I think we all wish we had that box!) I highly recommend this book for knitters and non-knitters alike.
That about sums up what’s going on here. What are you reading? Knitting? I hope you are all staying warm out there!