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December 18, 2014

(not) yarning along
posted by soe 3:13 am

I’m in a funk and find myself unwilling or unable or unmotivated to pick up the needles and finish the thumb gusset portion of the fingerless mitt you saw a couple weeks ago. It looks not especially different from that shot, except that I tinked back to where I should have started the gusset increases when I was knitting on it last year and have knit that ripped yarn back up.

Usually when I hit this point in a project it means I ought to be working on something else, but a) I don’t especially want to work on anything else and b) I wanted these gloves done this year so I could wear them for the Christmas season, which now measures three more weeks. So I should just suck it up, buckle down, and finish them. We’ll see how that goes…

(Not) Yarning Along

The good news is that I have not suffered from similar problems with my reading. Yes, it’s slowed down some from the pace I had earlier this fall, but I’m still on pace to surpass my goal of reading 60 books this year.

Delancey (my apologies for the incorrectly focused shot) was written by Molly Wizenberg, who writes the cooking blog Orangette and co-hosts the food podcast Spilled Milk. I don’t remember how I stumbled across her blog, but I follow a handful of food writers and she is one of them. She has a light style that I appreciate, and when she and fellow food writer Matthew Amster-Burton decided to talk about food in an audio format, Rudi and I took to it right away, enjoying their humor and their willingness to visit any subject, from less common apple varieties to the junk food of the 1980s. I did not read Molly’s first book, but Delancey is a) about opening a pizza restaurant and b) has appeared on several best-of lists, so I figured I’d give it a shot. It seemed particularly timely since Rudi is currently trying to figure out what his career dreams look like from here in our 40s and how to get himself on the pathway to achieve them. I’m hoping that seeing how another couple worked through it will prove enlightening, at the very least, if not helpful.

Not yarning along with Ginny.

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