Last week was a week of finishing. I finished two projects. I finished one book. It felt really good.
It took me a couple of days to find the right book(s) to sink my reading teeth into next. Good thing I have a book-buying habit; I perpetually have at least half a dozen books waiting for me to pick them up. At first I started rereading Baby Catcher, a memoir by a modern midwife. I read it when I was pregnant with G and remember really liking its positive approach to birth. I’m a bit tired of the technical and often fear-based pregnancy and birth books, so I felt ready for some interesting narratives about births.
Then I also had to start some fiction to go along when things got to real for me. I picked up Tell the Wolves I’m Home on my last book-buying binge at Powell’s, and I’m proud to say I’ve read all the other books I purchased that day! (the receipt was tucked away inside this one; always a fun reminder). I’m only about 50 pages in, but I can tell you I’m already hooked on the young female protagonist and her journey dealing with the death of her beloved uncle from AIDS. It’s set in the 80s, so you can imagine the complexity of the situation.
And on the needles, I’m still working on my Cassis by Thea Coleman. This is one I started back in April, then set aside in favor of morning sickness and lack of knitting mojo. I’ve been working on it in between other small projects, so it’s seen slow progress. Over the last few weeks, the body has grown, and I only have a few inches left before that’s done. Then it’s on to everyone’s favorite: sleeves!
And because I finished two projects and felt like I should have something smaller and more portable than a sweater on the needles, I cast on Henrietta. This yarn from The Fibre Co. is incredible, and I haven’t been able to stop petting it since it came into the shop.
So, what’s on your needles and on your nightstand this week?