From small things ~
Two of my favorite things are knitting and reading, and the evidence of this often shows up in my photographs. I love seeing what other people are knitting and reading as well. So, what are you knitting or crocheting right now? What are you reading? Take a photo and share it either on your blog or on Flickr.
I have finally finished Moby Duck. Sigh. I think I wanted more from this book, but it is hard to say exactly what. My educational background is in the environmental sciences and I like oceanography, but the material presented here was a bit dense and not always well explained. I felt it was overly wordy and frequently wished I was reading this on my kindle so that I could look up the definitions of the SAT-style words sprinkled through-out. The book could have benefited from illustrations or photographs. Sleep deprivation may also be a factor here but I really did not understand the need for a literary analysis of “Moby Dick” & fatherhood that was presented at the end.
I am very excited to be able to move on to some new reading material on the kindle. I have started The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks – I’m 8% in (Dear Kindle, I really wish you would tell me the page number!) and it is very engaging already – I hope this continues through the book!
I have one plus just about one more hexipuff done, and the first Fuzzy Stripe flitten is ready to move the thumb stitches aside, so that’s just about 50% done. I’ve also been able to get a few rows going on the “Rhinebeck2011” hat that my SnB is doing – it’s fabulous!!
I am the sort of person who does well with structure and routine. I am very good at following the rules, until I get comfortable enough to bend them a bit (rarely do I actually break them – I am a goodie two shoes thru and thru). This week the Lorax starts her “school” so that forces a routine on our week and I am happy for it. Today was the first day and when I returned home I still had to mind the lil’nutmeg and Jackson, but I was able to get a few rows of knitting in, YAY! We’re getting there!
Here’s the Lorax on her first day of school:
I totally lied to her and told her I wasn’t taking her picture to get this shot. You wouldn’t know it from her expression, but she was excited to go and I think she had a good time, though she doesn’t have too much to say about it.