I picked up this book on an impromptu trip to the bookshop recently. I had been in a full on grumpy-mama mood and was essentially banished from the house to clear my head. It was for the best, and after just a few minutes browsing the aisles of one of our local book stores I felt much better.
While at the store my mind was completely blank, however. The titles of all the books I’d been meaning to read fled my brain, and the handy list of notes I keep for such moments was uninspiring. Having seen a recent post on Katie’s blog about what she had recently read, I turned to her for a recommendation. Her praise for Mr. Penumbra’s 24 Hour Bookstore made the decision easy, and a few minutes later I left with the book. It has proven to be a fun thrill ride through the mysterious stacks of Mr. Penumbra’s book store, filled with codes, adventures, quirky characters, and intrigue. I’m down to the last two chapters and can’t wait to see how it ends!
On the needles this week is a new project: the Chambord Pullover. Excited after my recent sweater win, I decided to excavate some deep stash yarn and cast on another. This tweedy yarn and cozy sweater are such a good combination that I couldn’t resist. The knitting has been fairly straightforward, which is always nice. I only just noticed a mis-crossed cable that must have happened while I was knitting with friends during the Oscars on Sunday. I’ve decided to leave it.
What’s on your nightstand and in your project basket this week?
p.s. Yarn Along is inspired, as ever, by the delightful Ginny.
p.p.s. The cover of this book glows in the dark.