Today in a rare move, my workplace closed before it was even time to go in, due to the nor'easter that is underway. It was so nice to not have to slog my way to work only to be sent home in the thick of it. Usually they wait until 2 or 3 o'clock if they decide to send us home at all. And then people have all kinds of trouble getting home. Hooray for whatever made them be sensible today!
So I figured I would join Kat and everyone else for Unraveled Wednesday.
A week or so ago, it occurred to me that I have a new great-nephew due to arrive in April, and if I wanted to knit something for him, I'd better get moving! I decided to give this pattern a try, and got started. So far, I've only had to frog/unravel once, when I realized I'd gotten completely off count. But fortunately it wasn't too far into the knitting, so I wasn't too upset. I'm back on track now, and am pleased with how it's looking.
The yarn color is a bit more green than the photo shows, and I have some little red car buttons to add. I think it will be cute. And who knows, it might even be finished before he's born!
Book-wise, I'm still listening to the audiobook version of The Amber Spyglass, and enjoying it. On this past Monday, I started this book:
I think I may be one of the last people I know to give this a read. From what I can tell, most people either love it or hate it. I'm only about 70 pages in, and so far I like it, but it's over 700 pages long, so I've just begun to skim the surface. I think I'll probably get a nice chunk of reading done today, as well as more knitting.
I may even bake something. Snow days rock!