No matter how you look at it, Spectral is only half finished. It's a very simple knit using Miss Babs beautiful merino fingering weight wool in gradient shades of grey, but it's becoming somewhat tedious. It was great car knitting, it was great plane-knitting, it was great knit-night knitting but with all that knitting, it should be closer to the finish line than it is. (There are more exciting projects screaming to get out of their bags....I'm coming!!! soon. real soon.)
I wish I could show some book photos, but you are going to have to trust me on these. First up....a children's picture book. (Yes, I read anything.) Little Bird by Germano Zullo and illustrated by Albertine was the 2011 winner of the Prix Sorcieres for illustration, the French equivalent of the Caldecott. A delightful story of friendship, freedom, and generosity. I thought this was my favorite book of the year, but if forced to choose, Little Bird just might win out. A true delight for kids of all ages.
I'm listening to The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden by Jonas Jonasson, author of the 100-Year Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared. It's quirky in the same vein; I liked the first book, so I'm enjoying this one, too.