Autumn 2013

Autumn 2013

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Giving My Right Arm

-         . . .  a rest, that is.
Keeping it brief this week; had acupuncture on tennis elbow, so no knitting since Wednesday. Left-handed typing is a bit of a bother.

Thomas & Victor returned from Bavaria Thursday evening, so everything back to normal – holiday normal, at least.
Victor and I are watching Downton Abbey in the evenings, currently season 3. Comments later.

The Knitting
Did get some knitting done before being reminded to leave it be for a while (and being sore after having 4 needles stuck in my arm ...):

One (nearly) whole sleeve on the V for Victor jumper;

the yoke on the Rondeur tee nicknamed Charm;

baby cardigan & hat, called Elanor after the eldest daughter of Master Samwise Gamgee, for my cousin’s little girl who was born on Thursday (pattern on the way);

and a bit more of the ‘denim’ Atalante skirt.

The Books
Caesar: marching through various regions of Gaul, fighting & ‘pacifying’ & demanding hostages from innumerable tribes.

DarkMatter by Michelle Paver: ghost story, spooky, highly recommended.

Elizabeth Zimmerman’s Knitter’s Almanac: nice, chatty, hugely practical, want to try out all of the recipes.

Still listening to Bleak House & the Dickens biography.

Finally got started on The Sign of the Four, the second Sherlock Holmes story; in which we meet Miss Mary Morstan whom Watson finds very attractive and charming.

And for fun: ‘philogagging’ – philosophical jokes or humorous explanations of philosophy. Plato and a Platypus Walk into a Bar ... by Thomas Cathcart & Daniel Klein; the jokes are (mostly) funny, the explanations not terribly satisfying. But what can you expect in 200 pages?

So, no more text for now – I will be back, maybe not much text next week either, but we’ll see.

Have a great week!

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