I finished this cowl (for me!) yesterday. I loved the simplicity and the decadent wool blend. Alpaca in anything is such a nice addition to wool. The wool had a super high twist so the knitting was 'springing' away. I chose not to block the cowl.
Ravelry notes are here
I'm itching to clean my house and put away the decorations but I still have family here until tomorrow, so I'm waiting not so patiently. I do this every single year. I start wishing for clean tidy spaces on the 28th or 29th and force myself to wait until January 1st. This year I have to wait until the 2nd. I've romanticized the organizing in my head and it is glorious.
Once my viewing spaces are tidy, I predict a lots of productive knitting and NO cooking for at least a week as we tackle the leftovers and the freezer overload. I have too much food in this house.
Perchance this cowl will be done tonight? This cowl is perfect for distraction knitting, I tend to be able to knit and watch a movie without a problem.
My reading has been quite slow going. With the house full of people I haven't had time to read much except for today. I sat down with George Washington and had a grand old time reading about his retirement from being a General and his excitement to go back home (I think I might be like George).
I received Draw Your Day as a Christmas gift and cannot wait to read it.
I started The Clockmaker's Daughter a week or so ago and am having a hard time getting into it. The problem might be me since I'm reading it right before bed and I fall asleep after a page or two. Once my boring life is back, I'll read during the day and hope the plot captures my interest.
I have Magpie Murders on my Kindle and I LOVE it. There is nothing like a mystery whodunit.
What are you knitting and reading this week?