Sunday, August 26, 2012

Summer Hiatus Has Ended, I Hope

I didn't consciously take a summer hiatus. It just sort of happened.

I had a relatively unproductive summer, melting in the heat and humidity of Ye Olde Filthadelphia was about the extent of it. I did very little reading, very little knitting, and even less writing. I felt awful about it, but never bad enough to motivate myself to do anything other than chill on the couch, soaking up the air conditioning and trying to figure out a way to create an air conditioned bubble for myself at work, while watching Battlestar Galactica (and other nerdy shows, but we finally got to the end of that one. I liked it. Season three is boring and took us forEVer to get through, but the rest of it is good. Keep on trucking, if you get bogged down.)

Some FOs to share:

The Dovekeepers- Alice Hoffman.
I read it for book club, and flew through it. Really lovely, really easy to read, despite its very heavy content. I love, love, love strong women characters, and this was a book entirely about them. Four very unique voices, which was impressive to me, as these women had a lot in common but were incredibly different people at the same time- testament to Alice Hoffman's skill as a writer. Very interesting, because it's also loosely historical, and I'm a little bit of a sucker for that- not Tudor England though..that's been done to death at this point.

More socks for Ben: Jack and the Beanstalk socks. I f-ing ADORE the spiral pattern this yarn took. Brilliant dye job.

Seven Pane Sunset. Love the colors, do not love the itch- this wool is extra scratchy.

Finally, a link:

I'm entering this contest! It's for a free manuscript edit, from Dear, a site that I've only recently found, but seems to be a great source of information. I'm going to recommend that you don't enter this contest, because I'd really like to win, and the few entries there are, the greater my odds.

And now, I need to make arrangements for my boy's birthday. Hopefully it will not be two months before the next post. I really will do my best (I don't just say that to make myself feel better about being a slug when it comes to blogging.) 

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