So now only one question remains. I have made 33 of 42 "teeth" on the shawl. My ball of yarn is dwindling and I recall that I started about 100 yards short of the pattern's recommendation. I called my LYS and asked her to set aside one more skien of Ella Rae Lace Merino in my green color way and she did. Do I have a shorter Hitchhiker and have spent $25 on it or a regular size Hitchhiker and have spent $50 on it!? I suppose I could always make it super sized... I just don't want to spend $25 on 400 yards of lovely yarn to use only a quarter of it at that price. Recommendations?
In the meantime, I am still fitting in "reading" my audiobooks. I try to walk instead of drive to kill two birds with one stone, listen and exercise. Major Pettigrew had a very dratic turn in the end which I was not expecting at all! Brace yourself!
On another topic, the characters were enjoying readying Kipling and it has spurred my own curiosity and I plan to scrounge up something to read. I think many of his books/works are available in the public domain for Kindle, so that should be easy.
I am about halfway through Julia Child's My Life in France and I absolutely love it. I have never been a Julia Child fan because I don't really care for the sound of her squawky voice, but this book has changed my mind! It is so interesting how differently people lived post-WWII. A minimum wage worker could support a family of three, leaving his wife to invest her time in keeping a home, raising the children and learning. Julia's husband worked in the foreign service in Paris for what she considered a meager sum. But oh! What's a girl to do with nothing but time! How about enrolling in the most prestigious cooking school in the world!? Child obviously lived a charmed life compared to today's standards, but I won't begrudge her that, she certainly worked very hard and in an inspiration to many. Check it out!
Last but not least, I've started The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society and it is a book best left for listening to when not distracted. It is nice that each characters' letters are read in by a different person, so it is easier to keep them apart, but attention to detail is still needed. I like it, so far.
Joining Ginny and Frontier Dreams.