The good news is that campus is closed on Monday for Yom Kippur, so I don't start teaching til next Wednesday. I'm all set.
Today I'm just being quiet. I need to go to Michaels to get some floss and to the grocers', but other than that I am just being quiet (until this evening, when we'll go to the opening night of the symphony. It isn't a chi-chi as it sounds.)
Chi-chi. You don't hear that a lot, do you?
This is another one from the Etsy shop Hook, Line and Tinker (a brick and mortar store in Corvallis carries a few of her patterns as well). This is one where I printed out the pattern on transfer cloth and the next step is to 'soak it off'. I have another one from her, with a lighthouse, and I have another one from Cozy Blue of a whale, and that will be a little ocean triptich.
I guess it is becoming a fall tradition for me to do a mystery KAL. I'm going to do The Great British Baking Shawl mostly because I like the name and I got some pretty colors from Miss Babs. It doesn't start til the end of October so maybe I'll get going on Speckle Tonic again, and do some cable socks too.
I read "Bleaker House" which is--interesting? About a writer who got a fellowship to spend several months in the Falkland Islands, on an island named Bleaker, and what happened there. The book includes some other pieces on her journey to be a writer. It is a bit--I don't know--disjointed? Which is fine if you want a book that you can pick up and put down. She writes well. So if I had to give it stars, I'd probably give it four stars. ANd I got the novel she wrote after her journey (which she did not work on in the Falklands) so there's that.
Next up is "The Dutch House" by Ann Patchett. I started it last night and I'm hopeful. As I've written before, one of my absolute favorite books of all time is "State of Wonder". I really didn't like "Commonwealth". In my limited experience, if you like "SoW" you generally don't like "C" and vice versa. YMMV. But so far, I like The Dutch House.
I think that's all for now. We have frost warnings for the next few nights!!!! And snow above 4000 feet!!!!