Thursday, February 2, 2012

Yarn Along

I'm a bit late yarning along this week but it's been busy what can I say! I started in on the renovations in James' room and although I really didn't get as much done as I was hoping some progress was made.
I finished Back to Pakistan this week because it needed to go back to the library.  I enjoyed it but it wasn't really what I expected.  I guess I expected more of a reflection of her Peace Corps experience as compared to her visit to Pakistan in 2009, but mostly it was a recounting of her 2009 trip and an advertisement for the NGO she was working with.  That being said it was fascinating and I learned a lot about Pakistan- it certainly made me realize that I know nothing about that part of the world- at least in terms of their culture and everyday living. Everything I know seemed to be colored by the American media's attention of war and Taliban. So worth the read even if not quit what anticipated.

Now I am reading Circle of Honor. My mother gave me this trilogy at least at least a year or two ago and it has just been sitting on the shelf.  In an effort to enhance my "early" spring cleaning I am trying to read what is sitting on my shelves at home so I can get anything I don't actually want to keep out of the house.  I have a box of books sitting waiting to be donated to the library and here's hoping that I get it filled up soon. So far it has been an easy read so we'll see how the rest of it goes.

As for knitting this week I haven't been doing as much as I would like.  I still haven't even started on that tester hat that I promised to do- yikes!  and I only managed to get one bootie knitted up for my layette set.  Of course the bootie isn't a booties but an enormous shoe-good thing it is super cute. Really this is the most giant baby bootie I have ever seen in my whole life but I guess bigger is better than to small and I'm not ripping the whole thing out. Now of course I have to knit the second enormous bootie but then at least the layette will be done and I can move onto a new layette for another pregnant friend- or maybe I'll finish my shawl first...  decisions, decisions.

Come yarn along with us at Ginny's place.


Reba said...

i love your new blog header!!!! how did you make it?

GirlAnachronismE said...

It might be massive, but its very cute! I love the whole set.