I'm obsessed with stripes lately. The obsession started with these colorful stripes and continued with the yellow-striped hat I made for my husband. Now I've got this red and dark gray hat (a gift) on the needles, and I can't help thinking of how fun it would be to have my own striped hat to wear this winter.
I need stripes right now. They make me feel like I'm really making progress on something, which helps me as I anxiously await some news on a possible new house. Yes, we found a house that we LOVE, but we've been in negotiations the past few days and the waiting is driving me a little batty. So, I knit stripes. All that anxious energy has to go somewhere!
Speaking of anxious energy...This morning I was knitting so feverishly on the bus that I almost missed my stop. Luckily, I looked up just in time and scrambled out to the street. In my hurry I shoved my yarn and needles into my purse. Well, when I arrived at work I unpacked my bag and found a peanut butter and jelly sandwich impaled on a knitting needle. The needle went all the way through the sandwich and out the other side!
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It was great hearing from so many of you last week about how you deal with a boring book. I took your advice and picked up something more exciting (to me): If on a winter's night a traveler. This novel is completely unlike anything I've ever read, and I have no idea where it is going to take me. It continuously calls attention to the act of reading and the reader's interaction with the text. Each chapter is part of a different novel, and each builds suspense and then breaks off before anything is resolved. I really like books that ask me to put the pieces together and give me plenty of moments to wonder what in the world is going on. This book is full of those moments!
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I'm yarning along today with Ginny. Be sure to check out all the other great yarns this week.