I finished the back of my oatmeal sweater last weekend, and today I cast on for the front. I enjoyed making my brown English rib sweater over the summer (summers aren’t horrendously hot where I live, though this past one was warmer than most), but I am really loving working on this one. We are officially having the closest thing San Francisco ever has to real winter, and I’m loving the colder weather, the tiny tastes of rain we’ve had so far (with promises of more to come), and even the earlier nights. I suspect I’ll finish the front of this sweater rather quickly.
I’m actively reading three books right now. One is The Winter’s Tale, of course, and the others are Bill Harrison’s The Theologian and William Rosen’s Justinian’s Flea (I didn’t realize until just this second that all three are by writers named William – what were the chances of that??), and I’m enjoying all of them. My book gluttony continues. I chose The Theologian for the photo for a very important literary reason: because it’s orange. I wanted a color that would brighten up the indoor shot.
I have a fundraiser going on to help me fund a research trip in 2016. This trip will help me bring the novel I’m writing to completion. I am selling beading kits – each one comes with a sampling of the paper beads I’ve been making (75 beads in the small kit; 150 in the large), plus fishing line for stringing and instructions on how to make the beads. This project is perfect for kids 7 and up (crafty grownups included) and makes a good stocking stuffer, birthday gift, or secret activity for a parent to stash away for a rainy day. You can see pictures of the beads and read instructions about how to order bead kits here. Thanks to everyone who places an order or shares the fundraiser with others!
Yarn Along is hosted by Ginny on her blog, Small Things