I'm joining Ginny's Yarn Along this week.
Remember the other day when I added "knit along" to my middle name? I mentioned that the only solo project I was working on was my Oaklet Shawl. Well, thanks to the lovely Truly Myrtle, all my knitting is now being done in the company of friends.
|Tanis Fiber Arts Blue Label in Truffle|
I'm embarrassed to show my Oaklet in progress as it's clear that I've been neglecting this lovely project in the bottom of my knitting bag. When I took it out this morning to photograph, I realized how wrinkled the poor thing has become.
Now thanks to dear Truly Myrtle, I'm going to spend some time with my Oaklet today and get a few more inches knit up. I believe Sarah of Sezza Knits is joining us, too, which will make our KAL even more lively. We don't have a forum group to chat on but perhaps our blogs will serve that purpose as we update our progress. If you've been wanting to knit an Oaklet Shawl, join along. It's a great (free) pattern, and I love the community that is built around KALs.
So, what am I reading? I've found it hard over the last week to settle on anything. I think it's because I'm a bit fatigued ... I work at a college and the end of the year is always exciting but also very draining. I tried picking up a few non-fiction books, but I just couldn't get absorbed enough to stick with them. I browsed through my campus library yesterday and came upon Commencement by J. Courtney Sullivan, a novel about four Smith College friends whose lives take them on twists and turns. Yes, my reading this week is a like a busman's holiday, but the writing is funny and swift -- exactly what I'm in the mood for.