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.