Today I’m joining with Kat and friends today to talk about what I’m knitting and reading right now. If I was being completely honest I would just say that all I’m doing in my spare time (which isn’t much these days anyway) is playing Animal Crossings . . . but you’d think less of me for admitting to that so let’s go ahead and talk about knitting and reading and pretend that I’m spending more time on it than I actually am.
The knitting: still working on NightShift and loving it now that I have yarn that provides more contrast. The rows are loooooong and seem to take forever, particularly the wrong side when you purl and slip stitches, bringing the yarn from back to front between each one. It’s pretty meditative, though, and that’s not a bad thing. I’d like to say I’m close to finishing but I’m not and I’m okay with that.
The reading: I am currently reading We Ride Upon Sticks bu Quan Barry. Here’s the description from GoodReads:
In this tour de female force, the 1989 Danvers Falcons are on an unaccountable winning streak. In chapters dense with ’80s iconography–from Heathers to Big Hair–Quan Barry expertly weaves together the individual and collective journeys of this enchanted team as they storm their way to the state championship. Helmed by good-girl captain Abby Putnam (a descendant of the infamous Salem accuser Ann Putnam) and her co-captain Jen Fiorenza, whose bleached blond “Claw” sees and knows all, the DHS Falcons prove to be as wily and original as their North of Boston ancestors, flaunting society’s stale notions of femininity in order to find their glorious true selves through the crucible of team sport.
It’s as fun as it sounds and I’m certainly enjoying it.
Okay, back to
Animal Crossings. I mean, knitting. Yep. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.
LOVE your Night Shift – gorgeous. And that is some fun yarn for your socks!
I just love this post, every truthful aspect of it! Your knitting masterpieces are so beautiful! I love going through my mail in the morning and having this be one of the first things that I read, thank you for that!
Your Nightshift is so lovely that I think even I might knit on that instead of playing Animal Crossing (says the woman who was up until 1:30 am trying to catch a coelacanth)! Those socks are great, too (but the temptation of catching rare fish is oh so strong and I am weak)!
Love your shawl and your truth about animal crossing. I’m not really sure what it is but I am letting the scroll fill up many minutes of my days ?
Hahaha! I just love AC! (and I caught a coelacanth this morning!)
Although, your Nightshift is just gorgeous… (I say audiobooks are the best companion to AC ever! Haha)
Gale Zucker says
Eh no need to be productive in summer and especially not this summer! I’m crawling through a knit project. Your Nightshift looks fabulous.
Productive? What’s that????? I’m so glad you’re enjoying your Night Shift. The colors are lovely, and it certainly is a meditative knit. Erin just sent me a Switch with Animal Crossing! I haven’t set it up yet . . . and forgot to bring it with me to the cabin this week. I’ll have to wait until next week to have One More Distraction in my life!
ALL the knitting looks great! My Night Shift is stashed ’til end of summer. Current shiny object is the TTL MKAL and surprisingly enough – though I would never have picked what the pattern is becoming – I’m enjoying the knit. Have fun with AC! (Can I play it on my iphone???)
I just picked up We Ride Upon Sticks this week, but I haven’t started it yet. Looking forward to it though!
Animal Crossing! I went on an extended Animal Crossing kick back when it was only on Nintendo DS. I’m afraid to go back in and look; there must be 10 years worth of weeds to pluck. And my boyfriend Rocco the Rhinoceros left town, so I have nothing to look forward to.
My kids gave me GameCube and AC after that, but it had too much motion in it and made me dizzy. That was the end of my AC addiction.
But the new one has so much customizable detail…so tempting.
Robby H. says
Excuse me, but summer is not for “accomplishing” things. Unless “things” includes making a perfect cocktail or sourdough loaf or well, you get it.
Your Night Shift will so be worth all the effort you’re putting in on it! And don’t feel at all ashamed of how you are spending your time. If it makes you feel better, then it’s completely worthy of your attention.
Love your Night Shift. I have had yarn for that for a while and keep looking past it to other new shiny things.
I still don’t know about Animal Crossings. but I do know about socks (love yours) and Night Shift (ditto).
Love your Nightshift and the socks – gorgeous colours! I have heard so much about Animal Crossings but I WILL NOT be tempted! I know I will disappear down the rabbit hole, never to be heard from again!
I love your Nightshift. The colors are beautiful!
The knitting you are not working on is gorgeous. I love your Nightshift. Your colors turned out to be perfect choices. The socks are good, too. When you have more time, you will get back to two lovely projects. And it’s always good to have an upbeat book during these times, so enjoy it.
Nightshift is looking great!! Hopefully, it’ll be a while before you need such a substantial shawl ’round your shoulders… NO RUSH! 😉
I ADORED THAT BOOK! Sorry for shouting, but I absolutely loved it.