After my Saturday post, I had the very best of intentions of taking some photos and posting them yesterday. However, my gorgeous sunny Saturday had turned into a very wet and rainy Sunday. Outdoor photos were definitely not in the mix and that was what I had had in mind...
It was an excellent day for both knitting and reading! I finished the Flutter Scarf and it is now happily blocking and I knit a swatch for a couple of felted cat beds that I plan on making as Christmas presents for my brother-in-law and his wife. I can hear some of you thinking "Why on earth would she swatch something like that?" Reading the pattern it didn't make sense. Fortunately, knitting it did.
On the reading front, I started the third Chicks With Sticks book, Knitwise. Yes, I've taken to reading "young adult" books. Not all the time, but sometimes... I've also just finished New Moon. While it isn't great literature, it was an enjoyable and distracting read. I'm not sure what it says about me that I keep expecting the vampires to pull out their knitting and work a few rows. (No - I'm not making that up. I kept wondering what they were knitting... Perhaps I require professional help?)
My current reading material may be a backlash kind of reaction to a recent encounter I had at the local Quizno's at lunch one day recently. I usually get take out if I'm buying lunch, but on that particular day, one of our techies was working on my computer so I figured I might as well take my book and eat "out". Being easily bored, I started to read my book while I waited for my order. What was I reading? Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh. (The book is much better than the movie.)
The "dude" behind the counter looks at it and asks me "You're reading Trainspotting???!!!"
Thinking it was pretty obvious, my reply was "Yes..."
He made some other comments but the gist of them was he thought that it was really COOL that I was reading Trainspotting.
Then it was my turn to ask a question: "You mean that do didn't expect someone that looks like me to be reading a book like this?"
His reply? A rather embarrassed "Um - yeah...!!!"
I'm still not sure whether I should be insulted or not.