Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Yarn Along--bad starts
I'm joining Ginny over at Small Things for her second Yarn Along. It is lots of fun to see what everyone is reading and knitting.
I meant to post first thing this morning, but several things prevented this. Last night I took a photo of my knitting with the book I was going to start reading, someone's memoir passed on to me by my visiting mother-in-law, but a few pages in I found I couldn't go on with it. It was depressing and there was too much bad language, to which I have become happily unaccustomed. So I put it aside. This meant that I had to take another photo this morning with the book I actually am now reading. Our read-aloud this week is The Willoughbys, which I am now also wishing I hadn't started. It is not at all the kind of book I go for in a read-aloud. Rather like A Series of Unfortunate Events, in that its humor is rather dark. I have too much darkness in my own past to enjoy such things.
The fingerless gloves I am making as a gift had a false start as well, with me going too far on the ribbing that the pattern required. I didn't feel like improvising, so I started over.
And I guess I wasn't off to a fabulous start myself this morning, with Gemma having awakened from a bad dream last night and having stayed up for the next two hours. I was up from about 1:15 a.m. until just after 3:30 a.m.
I am feeling a bit dull and heavy this morning.