Big talk

Oh, sure. Going to “finish a sock or a sweater”, I said. “All week to knit” I said. I should have known that as soon as I made such plans for myself, my brain would do an about-face and say, “no, maybe not so much.” The kitties were darling and would have happily allowed me all the knitting I pleased. At the beginning of the week I had 1 unfinished sweater and 1 unfinished pair of socks. Now on Saturday I still have 1 unfinished sweater and 1 unfinished pair of socks, although the socks are arguably close, since I have turned the 2nd heel and need to only do the foot.

I did actually manage a bit of work this week, and also some visiting with Toronto people – 2 knitting nights in a row! Purple Purl and Lettuce Knit! A trip with a friend to find her sock yarn at Romni Wools! (AND I escaped without any yarn myself, which I feel shows remarkable restraint. I know I’ll be back for my birthday this coming week.)


I have also been enjoying a return to Reading Books. (Did you know you can read books? You just get a book and then you read it. And then when you finish it you can read another one. Groovy). I’ve spent the last couple of months tearing through paperbacks and have lately been moving into the contemporary literature area, ranging from the “OMG someone actually published this?” (The Friday Night Knitting Club was sadly not for me) to the “OMG why have I not been reading this sooner?” (Jasper Fforde and the ‘Thursday Next’ novels).

Strangely I have been seeing very few films (maybe I need more movie-appropriate knitting projects), but I suspect it is only a matter of time before I finally see WALL-E, The X-Files, and perhaps even Mamma Mia. I am tired of the endless Summer Boy Movie Blockbuster Extravaganza of Money-Making and would like to see something with at least one non-vacuous female character in it. (No really, Hollywood. Just one. That’s all I’m asking.)

It’s a shame cables don’t make good movie knitting though, because I tells ya, this Halcyon sweater has been on the books too long – I note that i cast on in April which is now at least 3 months ago. Come ooooon, cables. It’s you and me. Let’s finish this sucker.

Next post: Either the WIPs will have the glory, or I will. Coming soon to a suspense-filled blog read near you. Have a great weekend!


  1. I felt EXACTLY the same way about the Friday Night Knitting Club. I’ll have to take your reccommendations about the books you enjoyed. Good luck with the cables!

  2. I have not been as good lately about doing my WIPs either…. seems there is always something else calling my name. Good luck with yours!

  3. I agree with you on the FNKC and the Jasper Fforde! Can I recommend The Time Traveller’s Wife if you haven’t read it already. It’s an absolutely beautiful book.

  4. Oh yes time travellers wife is fabulous. every review ive seen of FNKC is not so good, i think i’ll pass on finding that at my library

  5. The trouble is I can’t read and knit- I cannever find the books I want to read on tape or CD!! The Fforde books are excellent!!! Good luck with the cables!!

  6. Oh dear god, don’t see Mamma Mia. Seriously, don’t. James Bond sings. Badly. Don’t be blinded by Meryl Streep in the leading role. If you’re anything like me, you’ll have to break up with Colin Firth after you see this. Even my friend who loves all this both musical and ABBA said it was awful and she was sorry we spent money on it. Personally, I’d rather have seen Batman myself.

    You know, just sayin’ is all.

  7. Elizabeth in Apex, NC · ·

    Happy upcoming birthday! (I’ll be gone most of next week, so thought I’d better say it now.) I agreed about FNKC; it just did nothing for me at all. I know you are on a roll with those sock – you can do it!!

  8. I LOVE the Thursday Next books! I’m trying to get more people to pick them up. Glad you like them!

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