I usually confine my knitting posts to Yarn Along Wednesdays, since we’re a book blog, not a knitting blog, first and foremost. But today is a little different. I am working quite intensely these days to prepare for a class that I’ll be taking next weekend. It’s a four-day workshop, running all day on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. The morning sessions are typical writing workshops, in which student work is discussed and critiqued, and the afternoon sessions will be devoted to discussing published short stories. I am very much looking forward to the class, but I’m also a little frantic because I was a mess this weekend – first the bad news about my cat on Friday (she is feeling fine, by the way; for now I am the only one suffering over her diagnosis, which is a good thing), and then I felt terrible on Saturday and only slightly better on Sunday, so I’m not as far along as I want to be in preparing. I read most of the assigned books and stories back in December and January, but I need to reread or review most of them and finish reading the rest of the student work. My mind is jumping all over the place with ideas, and if I were to sit down and write a review right now, I have a feeling that I would descend into a three-hour quagmire of allusions and ideas. Nothing wrong with that, of course, except that the next thing I knew it would be ten o’clock and I would be tired and the stack of stories on my desk would be just as tall as it was this afternoon.
But – I did take a break today to finish and photograph a scarf that has been sitting in an almost-finished state since Christmas. I wove in the ends, added fringes, and took it outside to take some pictures on a beautiful San Francisco February day. I made a point of placing the scarf next to some flowers – just because I could!
Have a good week, everyone!