(BTW, I got a nice surprise in the mail yesterday when Kathy sent me a card with a really cute pattern in it. Thanks Kathy!! I love the slipper pattern!).
OK anyway, I'm almost half way through these mittens:
And there is a sock:
I'm not sure what this yarn is either, it was already wound up in the stash, and seems thicker than other yarns so will make a nice warm sock. EVen if we have moderate weather, we have wet weather and my feet get cold often!
I'm also partway through several books, because I don't have the focus (apparently) to finish one.
- "Why We Came to the City" is the story of four college friends who move to New York and have to grow up very, very quickly. I like it, the writing is good and the characters are interesting. There's a Serious Illness here so if those types of stories upset you, this novel is probably not for you.
- "A Gate at the Stairs" is about a college student who serves as a nanny for a mysterious family. It isn't a mystery, it is just that the family obviously has secrets that effect the student's life in interesting ways. It's a first person narrator that is interesting.
- "The Fifth Gospel" is a fictional story about someone who knows the secret of the Shroud of Turin and groups don't want the secret spilled. Kind of a Dan Brown wannabe.
- "Daughter of Empire: My Life as a Mountbatten" because royalty.
- "The Book of Dust"--I saved this one to read over Christmas and then I forgot to read it. Will get back to it--this is by Philip Pullman and is a prequel to the "His Dark Materials" trilogy.
- The Dark Lake by Sarah Bailey. This is a murder mystery set in a small town in Australia. It was pretty good, as small town mysteries go--kind of dark but not too much, and lots of secrets that get revealed.
- Chemistry, a Novel by Weike Wang. This is a short funny novel about an Asian PhD student who questions her whole path in life. I liked it.
- Nevermore: I think I did write about this one--I will try any book described as "the next Harry Potter" and this book is in contention, although it seems a bit derivative in places.
Does having a group of unfinished books make you crazy, or do you like to go in and out like I do?
Kathy asked for Calypso pictures--I was over there on Wednesday and forgot :-( to take some pictures. He is starting to eat pellets but really hasn't grown a lot. His fleece is gorgeous, it wobbles when he runs!