So I am feeling somewhat better, but this is gonna be one of those colds that just hangs around to be annoying. Sometimes I think if I could one more time, my innards will come spilling out! At least I have been able to knit and read some, so things are looking up.
I did in fact finish the pair of socks that were so close to being done (FO post soon), which did a lot for my state of mind. Next up, I'm gonna of course make more socks, though details have yet to be decided. I just like making socks, and always feel comforted having a pair going.
In my last post, I also showed this swatch:
which I am happy to report matched the pattern gauge. So I have decided to try to knit myself a Weekender, by Andrea Mowry. Everyone I know who has made one really liked the pattern and the resulting sweater. Supposedly it's a fairly quick knit, and right now that sounds good to me. I saw on Instagram that Tracie of the Grocery Girls made one (pretty quickly too!) and then saw on the podcast that she loves it. It's worth a shot, I figure. However, I need to practice the tubular cast-on before I start in earnest. That might take a bit, but rumor has it that it is a lovely cast-on once you "get" it, and I like to try new things, so that will be my next immediate knitting event.
I'm about halfway through Calypso, by David Sedaris (it's not long, but I'm listening to it, and that takes longer for me). I'm truly enjoying it, as I pretty much love anything he writes, and having him read the audiobook makes it even better. Then for my actual reading - you know, with my eyes instead of my ears - I just started this one:
because I don't think Bob Woodward will steer me wrong, into made up stories and speculation. I'm about 30 pages in, and well, if I didn't know better, I'd think it was the most preposterous made-up story about a crazed fictional character ever. Sadly, it's not. Ugh.
So when I am not coughing up a lung, I'm feeling well enough to function at a nearly regular rate, and that's a win as far as I'm concerned. What about you - any new projects or new books?
I'm joining Kat and the others today for Unraveled Wednesday - take a look and see what others are busy reading and knitting!