Every Wednesday I participate in “Yarn Along”, a link-up run by Ginny over at Small Things where we share what we are knitting and reading this week. Head over to the Small Things blog to see what other bloggers are sharing!
This sock (from the “Sock Recipe” from Stephanie Pearl McPhee’s Knitting Rules book) is the last hibernating project from my closet. If you don’t count the Fichu. We’re ignoring the Fichu. No Fichu to see here.
The socks are a basic top-down stockinette pattern with a heel flap. You might be able to see the toe on the first sock is rather pointy, so I’m going to have to rip it out and re-knit it when I get to the end of the second sock. The yarn is a rather wonderful Zauberball sock yarn with the colourway “Den Blauen Augen”, which means the blue eyes. I love it, even if I did have to dissect the ball in order to knit the heels only in black, and to get the socks to match. Totally worth it. Once these are done I really need to get back to knitting things I will be able to wear in the summer, it is rather depressing to finish a pair of socks and then have to tuck them away for cooler weather.
The Cat Sense book is from my to-read pile, a gift from a few months ago. It has some interesting information on the history and origin of domesticated cats, and on cat behaviour, but it is far wordier than it needs to be. The book should probably be half the size it is, and better edited. I’m going to finish it because I want to know the information, but it is a bit of a slog. The name of the book is a bit misleading, it is more general information about cats than specific ways to better interact with your pet. My to-read pile continues to grow despite my best efforts….I keep finding books that I meant to read! Plus long-term holds at the library have been popping up as available. I’m going to have to put a moratorium on new books entering my apartment until I can get this nonsense under control!