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July 11, 2013

yarning along
posted by soe 2:15 am

Every Wednesday, Ginny at Small Things hosts a Yarn Along:

Two of my favorite things are knitting and reading, and the evidence of this often shows up in my photographs. I love seeing what other people are knitting and reading as well. So, what are you knitting or crocheting right now? What are you reading?

This is an appalling picture of my current knitting project in low-light, low-battery (and thus flash-less) conditions:

July 10 Yarn-Along

The zigzaggy thing is the start of a shawl. Specifically, Frankie Brown’s Lightning Shawl. The yarn is Crazy Zauberball and is much brighter than this picture would suggest. The needles are US5 straights, although I continue to second-guess the size choice. The project is my Tour de France knit. I started yesterday. The Tour ends in ten days. Yes, I know the odds are stacked against me. However, what this really means is that a new shawl is on the needles because the last one is off them! Stop back on Friday for pictures.

The books I’m currently reading are Gayle Forman’s Just One Day, the story of a recent high school grad on a European tour who randomly decides to visit Paris with a guy she barely knows. It got lots of good reviews over the winter, and I’m taking part in a French-themed blog event (Hey! I’m taking part in a French-themed blog event. I’ll tell you more about it later in the week!) throughout July, so this seemed a good fit.

The other book is The Monstrous Regiment of Women, the second novel in the Mary Russell/Sherlock Holmes mystery series by Laurie King. It’s one of the ten books I hope to read this summer, and one I’m considering taking to the beach this weekend.

What are you reading? And what are on your needles?

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July 5, 2013

clean, next season, and points of light
posted by soe 1:38 am

First Thursday in July, time for three beautiful things:

1. Fresh sheets on the bed and just showered me between them.

2. Part of the strawberry patch in the garden plot cleared for beans.

3. After the magnificent D.C. fireworks show concludes, hundreds of lights come from the dark water of the Potomac, where dozens of kayakers and rowers are heading north on the unlit river.

How about you? What’s been beautiful in your world this week?

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