We've been reading a lot lately, as you can see by the nifty new list of books on our sidebar. Robb and I tend to read serially, meaning that we read a lot of one author's work at a time. I get the books first because I'm such a freakishly fast reader. I have the habit of reading novels twice in a row, once for plot, and then the second time to enjoy the structure. We've been reading a lot of quasi-trashy English novels from the 1920's and 1930's lately, and I fear my already antiquated slang is going to get even more eccentric and confusing to my co-workers.
Other wise, I've been working on another sweater. This one is for me, and like the one I made for Robb, it is self-designed, and knit from the bottom up. ("Self designed" is, I have to admit, a very pompous way of saying "I'm making this up as I go along.")
I'm using a slip stitch technique, because although I'm easily seduced by skeins of variegated yarn, I actually don't like the this style of yarn looks when knitted in plain stockinette stitch (normal knitting). To my eyes, this kind of yarn produces a garment that looks like icky Martian camouflage.
Don't let these photos of knitting fool you into thinking that I'm some kind of Domestic Goddess. I'm not. I've fallen asleep with a detective novel clutched in my bony fingers almost every night this week, leaving Robb to wash our dishes.