Monday, October 20, 2008

I read.

I read a lot, according to some people. Yes, I also knit, but if I could only do one, I would pick reading. Fortunately, I have perfected the art of knitting and reading at the same time. Well, if it isn't knitting that requires a lot of paying attention to that would take me away from my book. (I think I just let you know my priorities, right?)
I can knit on a plane if I am not too squished, and I can certainly read on a plane. I tried, briefly, to do both on the second leg of my plane trip recently. It seemed like it should work, especially since I had been doing both in the airport and there were three seats in our row, with only two of us, making for an empty seat in the middle. Well, it didn't work out as well as I had thought it might, so I put away the knitting for the flight and just concentrated on finishing this. It is our October read for WhoDuKnit, and a fair amount of fun. Apparently there is a series on HBO based on the series, but I have no personal experience with said program. I think I know what my knitted (or something crafty) project for it will be, maybe. After I got to my dad's house I realized I had left a book at home I had been planning on reading, but fortunately was able to direct Hubband where to find it so he could bring it with him. It was a good thing I had another book and my dad had a few for me to pick from until Hubband got there.
I also did some knitting while at my dad's house, some of which I can't post here just yet.
I can show you the Elongated Fetchings I made for DTY. She decided this summer that she really liked the the ones I had made for myself last winter, except she really wanted them to be longer. I couldn't find the brown like mine she liked, but she said she trusted my judgment on color choice. So I made these extra long and am mailing them off this week. I have told her that if she doesn't like the color, I will be more than happy to make her some different ones and take these back.
There were a few other things that were made while I was in Idaho, but I am saving those for a different post (or two, or more).
 

Due to the fact that I had started another book by the time Hubband arrived at my dad's, I didn't start the book I had asked him to bring right away.
I think that is a good thing as I started it the night before I came home and by the time I hung out in a couple of airports and gotten off my last plane, I had this finished except for the last chapter. I have obviously come to this book a bit late in the best-sellers cycle, considering the fourth in the series just came out this summer. Well, better late than never, 'cause it was really good. I looked up the next ones in our local library catalogue to reserve, and only to discover that there are only four or five copies and a waiting list of twenty-five people or so for number two, more folks waiting for the same number of copies for number three, and even more waiting for number four. Le Sigh. I was able to find a copy of number two for a price I was willing to pay (I found a used one and was going to order it, but then found one in town for only a $1.50 more.) I guess I had best get my name onto the waiting list for three and four, so far I haven't found many used copies of them. I am not sure if I will knit while reading this one on the couch at home. I'll let you know in a few days. If you don't hear from me until then, I'll be curled up with my book; I promise it won't take me too long.

6 comments:

Channon said...

I read too, and it used to be the be-all and end-all of me. Now, I'm trying to balance knitting and reading...

Anita said...

I love reading too, but I'm not as good as you are... can't do both at the same time. :)

Claudia said...

I also love to read. I'm in the middle of a Stephen King novel. But I haven't yet been able to knit and read at the same time. I love to knit while watching TV or watching movies, instead. :)

Gorgeous knitting! I have to make a pair of those for myself this winter. My hands get so cold.

Bubblesknits said...

I think I've got 3 & 4...if I do, would you like to borrow them? :-)

Laura said...

I loved those books, too! (and might have stayed up way too late reading one or more of them...)

MLJ1954 said...

My daughter has read the Stephanie Meyer books. I started the first one but just never got into it. I think I will take it on vacation next time.