Saturday, January 08, 2011

an excuse to post

Yes, it's been a long time since I wrote on here, about anything. What can I say, being pregnant makes me tired 24 hours a day. And I'm not pregnant now (welcome to VBaby!) but a month old baby requires a lot of attention, too. (especially because she refused her pacifier, but wanted to suck on mommy's finger...)

I think I'm going to reinstate my book list. I may not have much knitting that I can show you (although, more on that later) but I am able to read while holding the baby. And, I've a gazillion books requested at the library, so I have a steady supply of things to read. I'm going to start with what I've read since Christmastime, although it's not all of them, I'm afraid. There's been a few I read, that I can't remember.

  • The Four Loves, by C.S.Lewis
  • Shogun, by ?? (didn't finish it. It's very dense on description, but it's much grimmer, and no doubt more realistic, than the TV show.)
  • Non-Stop, by Brian Aldiss (Big J gave it to me for Christmas. It's Aldiss's first novel, and it's an interesting sci-fi book about a society inside a generational spaceship)
  • Trio of Sorcery, by Mercedes Lackey (Also from Big J :) made me want to find the other Diana Tregarde stories.)
  • The Curse of Chalion, by Lois McMaster
  • Paladin of Souls, by Lois McMaster Bujold
  • Omega, by Patricia Briggs
  • The Hallowed Hunt, by Lois McMaster Bujold (I will have finished reading in the next few days ;) )

Now, regarding knitting, I'm currently working on a pair of worsted weight socks for Big J. They are just boring socks, in superwash cascade220, but, they are still special socks! I've never given anything knitted to BigJ before. It may have avoided the dreaded "sweater curse", but I feel that as a knitter, I'm not properly showing my husband how much I love him. And what says "I love you" more than a pair of men's socks? (okay, yes, a sweater probably does, but the sweater I had planned for him is hibernating in a box...)

Next project, diaper covers for VBaby. As soon as my yarn comes in. Or, a scarf or slippers for Little J. We'll see what I feel like knitting :)

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