My knitting this week has kicked of the holiday knitting fever that starts every year around this time. My list is short so I am confident that I will get the knitting done in time for gift giving. For the last few days I've been thinking of a shawl for my aunt and I knew I wanted to make the Multnomah but with what yarn? I unearthed this sock yarn and I cannot remember why I bought in in 2009. It is not in the colors that I would enjoy. However, my aunt would love the pastel hues!! See. That is why there is a substantial yarn stash in this house. I feel like I saved some money by not going out (again) and shopping for wool. You know I would buy something for me as well. I just cannot resist, but resist I must for now.
I am over 100 pages into the new Rowling book and it's very well written and the way she unfolds the story is a lot like Maeve Binchy's writing (RIP). However, this is not a happy book so far. She is using many adjectives that make my heart a little heavy inside. This little town that she is writing about has a lot of angst. I think I've made peace with the fact that this isn't Harry Potter and I've gotten used to the potty language that is sprinkled at times through the book. I do find myself wondering what is going to happen and that to me is the sign of a good plot.
What are you knitting and reading this week?