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Tiding over

I spent a lot of my computer time Sunday adding another cubby of yarns to Ravelry. I’m excruciatingly honest – even the remnants are going in! But if it’s on the needles, even hibernating, it’s not. Probably because I can’t see it and I don’t know where it is.

I had a blast with books this week – a nice pile from my reserved list came in.

Jennifer Crusie – Crazy For You which was not lighthearted enough for me this week. Work is heavy and depressing and frustrating. I don’t need domestic violence in a romance. Faking It was much more what I needed – goofy! But what’s with the 2 weeks from first meeting to marriage proposal? And in contemporary times?

Georgette Heyer – The Quiet Gentleman is a mystery masquerading as Regency romance – there was suddenly a romantic turn at the end, but not a surprising one. Not one of my favorites, but still enjoyable. Penhallow is a more contemporary suspense. No romance. At all. No humour either. Heyer is very good with characters and their foibles. In this book, the personalities and relationships are very difficult. Not without some sympathies, but very difficult. A realistic ending, but certainly not happy. No happy in the beginning. No happy in the middle. No happy in the end. Well written, but see above about work and what I’m up for reading these days.

Mary Balogh – Slightly Scandalous and Slightly Wicked. Nice and easy to read. Nothing to take too seriously! And mostly unbelievable. Almost perfect for this week. And a couple more coming from the library.

The Kid’s school is doing a Million Minute Challenge. Too bad my minutes don’t count. I have to take a break from my reading to read with him. He brought home a few books he made at school – My Bb Book, My Ff Book, My Shapes, The Itsy Bitsy Spider. Such a kick to watch him read! He reads about 3 pages ahead of the page open in front of him! Hee!

I think he takes after his mom.

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Almost there…

The green sweater is almost done.  I can almost touch it!  A finished sweater!  Maybe by the end of October, I’ll be able to wear it.  Thanksgiving, almost definitely.

Both sleeves are knit and hemmed.

I’m knitting down the body, and increased a little to accomodate, ah, the hips (or my butts as the Kid says), because I have a ball and a half of yarn left and I might as well have a cozy long sweater without belly drafts.  Hope it looks all right.  Then the hem (should I knit myself a message?  And if I do, what yarn?  Something obnoxiously bright?)

Then the ends.  And a wash and a block.

Ravelry – I keep thinking of more things to put in (not counting the stash – I’m being honest, I think, and I’ve managed to get in the lace weight, the alpaca stuff, the sock yarn, and some random bits.  I’ve got a ways to go still.)  It’s an interesting place.  I lurk around there too.

Reading:  I’ve been digging around Home Comforts: The Art and Science of Keeping House by Cheryl Mendelson.  Thoughtful book and a wonderful reference.  It’s a good housewarming gift.  It’s a good browsing book.  And, again, it’s a good reference.

A very silly book we picked up at the library is Chickens to the Rescue by John Himmelman.  If I could allow myself a book buy – I want this one!  A great book for bedtime reading, if you don’t need all bedtime stories to be super restful.  I figure a few belly laughs before bed are good for sweet dreams and a peaceful night.  The Kid likes it too, and allows me to read it to him.

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The Time Suck has started

I’m in Ravelry and now I’m in trouble. I wonder if I can be a good person and limit my time? You know, only 30 minutes a day or something. Oh, I’m in so much trouble! I’m GwensScars, in case you’re in and wandering around too.

Beautiful day and I have vegetables to cook and apple pies to bake and the living room to pick up and why am I still at the computer?

Have a restful Sunday!

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