I’m very excited about the progress I’ve been making on this top. I know I said last week that I was taking on other side projects (a couple dish cloths) for presents but I haven’t completed too many rows. There is something so wonderful about stockinette rounds right now. They are perfect way to keep my hands busy while doing other things—like while having heart-to-hearts with family members, while listening to my Grandmother’s stories about when she was a newlywed, while sitting in waiting rooms, while “watching” the Olympics (and smiling over how cute the commentators are in their excitement over every little thing.)
I just started An Object of Beauty by Steve Martin. I’m glad to get lost in a novel—I seemed to be reading a lot of non-fiction these last couple months. I’m super impressed with Mr. Martin’s talent and ability to branch out (successfully) all across the art world. Actor. Comedian. Writer. Banjo Player. I love how he has made me laugh uncontrollably at the likes of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and Planes, Trains and Automobiles but also managed to give us something lovely and bittersweet like Shopgirl. Wonder what he’ll impress us with next?
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