It’s been awhile since I’ve participated in Ginny’s Wednesday yarn along. Lately, I’ve been concentrating on three main projects – my first pair of socks, the Less is More shawl and the Ardent shawl (not pictured – will take photo once I have some more progress). Nicholas and I finished the second Harry Potter book last night and he has asked no less than three times for me to start reading the third book this morning. Fortunately, I remembered to tuck it into my bag last week! Other than good old Harry, I’m reading a few other things. I tend to read the same as I craft – lots going on at the same time. I’m listening to Craftlit’s Herland (almost done), Justin Cronyn’s “The City of Mirrors” (third book in a post apocalyptic /vampire series – not for the timid but WOW – good story and SCARY!) I’m still reading Donna Tartt’s The Secret History (amazing) and also Herman Koch’s The Dinner. (also very good) I tend to read in stolen moments so have a book stashed where those moments may occur – do you do this? War and Peace has taken the back burner until I’m back in the city – it can feel like homework if I’m not careful and I want to enjoy it.
On the stitching side of things, I’ve almost completed a Hands on Design chalkboard series project. It’s small and was perfect to tuck into my larger bag. I’ll finish it up this afternoon. I brought a large design, but don’t you know I forgot my knobs to hold it in the frame? So that is on hold until my lovely daughter brings them for me from home.
Today’s task is another load of laundry followed up with a bit of vacuuming. Can you believe I have a Macgyver’ed central vac up here in the middle of nowhere? My in-laws bought me the hose from Lee Valley a number of years ago for Christmas (I’m a frightfully practical girl, and this was a GOOD gift) and then my father in law installed them while John was working on the main cottage construction, and hooked the whole shebang up to a ….. wait for it…… a shop vac! A $25 shop vac. Genius. The question is whether or not my best friend – my Honda generator is up to the task. The sun is shining, so the solar batteries are fully charged for the water pump. The dogs are shedding fur everywhere. I don’t mind, but my guests usually don’t like finding it in their food. Fussy, no? It’s a small place and won’t take long. Then knitting and coffee?
Phew, I’m chatty today, better go. What are you up to?