It's already mid-February and deep winter around here yet I have no big projects on my needles. I think it's time to remedy that this weekend while we anticipate another few inches of snow and very chilly temperatures.
Looking around for just the right project reminded me that we knitters sometimes need instant gratification projects and sometimes toothy, commitment ones. Should I tackle some fair isle colorwork? A cabled pullover? or maybe an intricate hat? I just know that I want to have to work hard, pay attention, and push my brain to do some somersaults.
As I thought more about this new yet-to-be identified knitting project last night, I couldn't help but compare it to what I'm reading right now. I've been wanting to read Anna Karenina for years ... probably since my college days ... and decided that now is the time! I went to my new local bookstore last weekend and happily found a lovely edition.
I'm completely swept up into the world of 19th century Russia and the lives of Anna, Vronsky, et al. This weekend will be spent alternating between my knitting and my reading (no, I haven't figured out how to do both just yet), and in my opinion, the only way to get through the rest of this winter!