I should be reading

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But I’m not. 

I’m writing this post over my lunch hour because I slept until 6:30 this morning after going to be at 8:30 last night. Apparently I am still battling the edge of a lingering cold because my voice is still hovering somewhere between Janice Joplin and James Earl Jones. In addition, I’m having a little bit of a stomach issue, which isn’t helping things.

You’d think that the overcast and sometimes rainy weekend would have made for good reading and crafting time, but I didn’t make nearly the progress I had hoped. I’m struggling working with The Prize Yarn. It’s Malabrigo Gruesa, a super bulky: like knitting with tree branches, and so far outside my comfort zone that I’m stumped at what to do with it – plus there are only 65 (maybe 70) yards of it, which also limits my options.

It’s also a) an experimental color, and b) discontinued, so my options of getting another skein of exactly this yarn seem pretty hopeless. I wouldn’t go so far as to say inobtanium, but a close cousin of that, to be certain.

So far, my best bet seems to be Brightside, by Laura Aylor. I have a skein of Madelinetosh ASAP in Saffron which might a pretty as the contrast color. It might be a little too Gryffindor for my usual taste, but it will go nicely under my barn coat, which is my major consideration. 

At least it will be a super quick project and should make a good gift if I decide the color isn’t exactly “me.”

I didn’t get any blog planning done this weekend at all. Normally I outline some ideas, at least, but this week’s plan is shot. I had originally planned to go looking at fall color on Sunday and posting pictures and natural inspiration this week. That plan was scuttled when I started feeling under the weather.

I’m going to be blogging on the fly this week. I’m going to call it “freestyling” and embrace the lack of plan.

2 thoughts on “I should be reading

  1. Heh – I literally just finished watching Practical Magic to get ideas for a fanfic I’m writing. (I tried reading the book once but couldn’t get into it) I also love the combo of Practical Magic and Henry Rollins 🙂 Hope you feel better soon!

    • I think I’ll be able to actually read Practical Magic once I’m feeling better. I got started, but the cold meds I’m taking had me drowsing by the third page. I’m reading it because I’m curious as to the nature of magic in her world and you can never trust a movie on those kinds of details.

      The Portable Henry Rollins is because Rollins is such an articulate speaker, I’m hopeful the book is just as interesting to read as he is to listen to.

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