:: I cast on another little sweater for myself last week. (Knitting for myself appears to be a trend at the moment, doesn't it?) The pattern is Castle and the yarn is Lark, both from Quince & Co. The yarn has been living in my yarn bureau for so long that it was quite literally at the very bottom of the very back of its drawer; now seemed a good time to dig it out & get started. I'd love to have it finished by my birthday, but realistically I'll be happy if it's ready to wear before spring. (Incidentally, I cannot even describe how much I love this yarn: all soft and squishy and lovely as it moves through my fingers. If it were less expensive I think I would make all my sweaters with it...)
:: I'm still working my way through these lovely magazines: a little bit here, waiting for Julia's dance class to finish; a little bit there, just before I fall asleep at night. The good thing about not having as much time to read these days is that each issue lasts almost until the next arrives.
:: The Way It Wasn't: Great Science Fiction Stories of Alternate History. I have no idea where this book came from; I found it in a box in the attic last weekend. Short story collections offer the same benefit as magazines, so I thought it might be worth a read. The stories I've read so far are interesting, if a bit silly (Elvis Presley as a United States Senator and Dwight D. Eisenhower as a musician required more suspension of disbelief than I'm used to), but I've been enjoying them.
:: We're still reading Little House in the Big Woods before bed each night, a chapter at a time. Julia is loving this book particularly because she's just discovered that Laura is four-turning-five in these stories—the same age as she is!
Joining Ginny at small things, as always...