In order to break up the endless yet careful Plotulopi knitting, I pulled out the small flower mitts I started a couple months ago. When they went to time-out, I was real unhappy with my colour choices. Oh, the grey was fine. (of course it was!!!) I just felt the flowers weren't pretty at all. I guess they bloomed a bit in their hideaway bag because I'm not finding them as despicable as I remembered. I was four rows from finishing the fair isle section of the second mitt. They are maybe two hours (??)from being finished. What was I thinking, deserting them at this stage?
All I can think of is---I wasn't listening to a good audible book at the time. (That really can make a huge difference!) I've got a good one now. The Readers of Broken Wheel by Katarina Bivald reminds me just a bit of Britt Marie Was Here. A quiet, underdog arrives in a community needing some spark...and she provides it. This time 'she' is Sara, a Swede, who has traveled to Broken Wheel, Iowa, to holiday with her bibliophile pen-pal...only to discover upon her arrival that her friend has just died.
My real book (the one I read, not the one I listen to) is Lily and the Octopus and I really like this one as well. I want to be sad. I know what's coming. But the writing is snappy and engaging and so far I'm turning the pages!! Another goodie.
What are you reading? Listening to? Knitting? Join yarnalong!! Lots of inspiration there.