the hamamelis shawl is coming along! i’m not sure whether or not i’ll finish it before the ravelympics. i know i could, but i’m not going to force it, as my hand and wrist have started hurting when i knit a lot over the last year. so it is all up to my hand/wrist.
i have finished three repeats of the main laces section. i need to make a decision about whether i’m going to try for the medium or large sized shawl. i think i have enough for the large, but the yardage required is very unspecific, so i’m not sure… hopefully i’ll have made my decision by the end of the fourth repeat.
the other reason i won’t force it is because there are enough things i have to divide my time between. i just started the book for next months book group, and let me tell you, the size of it has me somewhat intimidated. middlemarch by george eliot clocks in at just under 800 pages. i read with decent speed, but every book is slightly different. the language of this one requires a little getting used to.
there are a couple other books i’d really love to be reading right now. i’m sad to say that i bought her fearful symmetry the week it was released, but have yet to open it. and the elegance of the hedgehog has been highly recommended to me by several parties, so i borrowed a copy. but i’m not sure exactly when i’m gonna get around to that, either…
a couple of quotes that have grabbed me so far:
“Riding was an indulgence which she allowed herself in spite of the conscientious qualms; she felt that she enjoyed it in a pagan sensuous way, and always looked forwards to renouncing it.”
“souls have complexions too: what will suit one will not suit another.”