When I finish a great book, I often find it hard to pick up just any old thing to read next. I want it to be as good as the one I just finished. And I feel the same way about my knitting. A really good, satisfying project like this makes all the UFOs look really unappealing.
The real bummer here is.....I've got a double whammy going. I just listened to The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce and just loved it. The audible blurb said if you like Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society and Mr. Pettigrew's Last Stand--you'll love this. Add just a slice of Forrest Gump to it and you've got Harold Fry. What's not to like? When newly retired Harold gets a death-bed letter from a co-worker he hasn't seen in over 20 years, he decides to walk (across England) to see her ....convinced that as long as he keeps walking, Queenie will keep living. He has lots of thinking time/meets lots of real characters along the way/and he and his wife both have the opportunity to come to grips with all that has gone wrong in their lives. Good story, some laugh out loud parts, well written, and a fine English reader. Loved it. Didn't want it to end. But it did.....and now I'm at loose ends.
Just like my knitting.
I've been piddling around with more tea-ny hats for the Seaman's Church charity project. (I've knit 8; I have enough odds and ends to do all 1200, but I'm not participating in the Ravellenic games.) I also have a pair of "Steeler" socks on the needles for PapaGeek; no real rush, although I guess football season actually is almost upon us.
And, as you can see, this is "official" Steeler yarn. (Claudia Handpaints)
(The best thing about these socks, though....during college basketball season.....his blood runs UK blue, while I root for Vanderbilt---and you guessed it----Vandy's colors are "steeler" black and gold. hee, hee. I bet he will wear them sometime by mistake!!!!) Now THAT'S incentive to finish them!!! (just not right now)