Julian pulled out my Ultimate Sweater Machine (I convinced him to buy it for me years ago - before I learned to knit - and haven't touched it since the day I got it) while he was sorting and packing. I browsed my Pinterest board for knitty-ness and found a pattern I'd like to try: the Speckled Shrug. I thought, "Hmm, that's a good project for the ultimate sweater machine..." and got pretty excited about giving the gadget a go when we get to our new house. Then for THREE nights in a row I had panic dreams about being in the store and Memorial-Day-weekend-sales causing all the appropriate yarns to be SOLD OUT!
*Mass hysteria for yarn on Memorial Day* Yeah - who's ever heard of such a thing?
Yeah, me neither. Moving onward.
I finally went past the local library to renew my membership. I get so many of the books I read on my phone or Kindle from the eBook program that when my membership expired two weeks ago, I reading life came to a screeching halt. Sure, I have a zillion books on my Kindle already but the only books I want to read and, or course, the ones I can't!
I've jumped right back into my audio books with The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce. It's too soon to tell but so far I've not found anything to not love about the story!
I also finally found my Kindle charger (a tricky thing to keep up with since we've switched to iPhones and the Kindle and phones are now different) so that is back in operation. It says I'm 71% finished with The Ladies Room and at this point I'm just reading it to have it over with. Sure, it's cute and happy and worry free. It doesn't plague my conscience or keep me up at night. But its just too sicky-sweet. The man in the book, Billy Lee, is just too good to be true. I understand liking to be pampered, but for real, I wouldn't be able to trust a man who made my sandwich every day.
Moving onward, I've added these books to the queue:
- Sylvia's Farm and The Improbable Shepherd by Sylvia Jorrin - I requested that my library purchase them in eBook format, they DID and then while my card was inactive, someone else checked them out so I am waiting in line.
- All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr - I am behind the eight ball on this one because I had a hunch it was a good book months ago but didn't read it. Now a bunch of gals who like the same books I do are reading it and I am waiting for it from the library. If you've read it, don't give away spoilers!
- The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald - I really loved going back to The Great Gatsby as an adult (stupid book report book) and reading it just prior to the movie release. Both books are set in the same era/social scene so I am looking forward to jumping in.
- The Life-Changing magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo - Julian and I have been so overwhelmed by packing the house for our move. I need to find some way of reconciling my sentiment and my desire to recapture.
What are you reading and dreaming about? Comment to share and/or join me at Ginny's Yarn Along!