Hm, this post is providing a visual for my observation that there is less leisure time available during the semester than during the summer.
Stella and I are still reading E. Nesbit's Complete Book of Dragons. We both love it, which makes for a pleasant change from Roald Dahl. (She loved it; I tolerated it.) It has been too long since I read an E. Nesbit book aloud, and I had forgotten how much I enjoyed her writing. Stella is hanging in there beautifully with the Victorian arcana (what's a snapdragon and why is it on fire? also, what's caning and why is it happening to Edmund?) We are three-quarters of the way through and I will be a little sad when it's over. But I will also lobby for Five Children and It as our next read, which could be a lot of fun.
I am still (still! STILL!) reading How Not To Be Wrong. I've been reading this book since, like, the Pleistocene Era. It's a really good book; don't get me wrong. If I don't finish soon I might need a little Trollope dalliance to fortify me for the final chapters.
My Metronome is coming along, as you can see. The pattern mixes up clever and brainless in a way that ticks my knitterly boxes. It requires a lot more purling than a garter stitch project usually does, but the stripes are so appealingly tidy, and the back is such a thing of beauty, that I am willing to keep on trucking with the purling. I will have to post a picture of the beauteous back one of these days. It will cause anyone who has ever sworn at a tangly intarsia project to drop her jaw in astonishment.
I am having a little color anxiety about this project. WILL my second skeins of the cream and teal, ordered months after the first ones, look more different once I start knitting them up? SHOULD I have feathered them in? HOW will that 70s appliance green look as the contrast color on the edge? My 16yo, who pulls no punches, tells me it will be fine. But he doesn't really care if I look like a 70s washing machine, now does he? My grandmother's washing machine was exactly that color. I loved my grandmother enough to name a child in her honor, but I am not willing for my accessories to pay homage to her appliances.
You know, as I am typing this up the solution to part of my uncertainty appears obvious: tomorrow I will wind the new hanks of yarn and feather them in. I can do that.
Goodness, 9:00 comes early. Hoping to run at 5, which means I am posting without proofing. Other Yarn Along posts are here.