There was some serious (or not so serious--we had 2 grands along) car knitting going on the past two days. More miles and fewer stitches knit than usual. The steeler socks came along and the leg got finished; I have little doubt that they will be a done deal for the kickoff of Sunday Night Football. But look at them. Honestly, they look more like a bumblebee than manly football rootin' socks. Anyone out there cheering for Georgia Tech? (They made yahoo's worst college mascot list with the yellowjacket.) PapaGeek got his name legitimately, though, so he'll probably love them.
Continuing with the "bee theme", the back of Bee Balm (by Fiona Ellis knit with Tahki Cotton Classic) is finished. A little lace border, a lot of cabling--it's a fun knit and moving right along in worsted weight. I've worked on it while listening to Alan Furst's Mission to Paris. American actor, Frederic Stahl (born in Austria) is on loan from Warner Brothers to Paramount Paris to make a movie in the pre-war year of 1938. He finds himself entangled in Paris politics--the Nazi's want to use him not knowing that he is appalled by their politics and working as an informal spy out of the American embassy. So far---gripping.
I'm reading (book reading, that is...) A Prayer for Owen Meany. I thought I had read this years and years ago and loved it---but it sure seems like I'm reading this for the first time. How could I forget about a death by an errant baseball??? (Maybe I better queue up Cider House Rules and Hotel New Hampshire. I'm sure I read them and loved them, too!)