What I've been making
A neighbor liked our beer/cider cozies so much, I had to make him one. The originals were knit in sock weight held double, but it worked well with a light worsted weight yarn, too.
I'm beginning to see why some people become fixated on rainbows in their knitting. It's just so rewarding!
I got to do a wee bit of traveling this weekend, so here's my travel knitting:
What I've been readingSome of it's been assigned (the stuff I'm supposed to be doing), and some has been to keep me from going crazy and help me balance out the stress, but I've been enjoying some really great books lately, including the following:
- Words That Hurt, Words That Heal. Rabbi Joseph Telushkin. Not exactly a fun read, but incredibly valuable.
- Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters In The End. Atul Gawande. I almost wrote a blog post all about this, but it proved to involve too much brain-exploding. I think everyone should read it; too often in my line of work, I encounter families and individuals who face all kinds of anxiety and angst because they are ignorant of the fact that we all die, and more and more of us decline before we do so.
- Going Solo. Roald Dahl. I'm just getting into this, but I'm not surprised that I'm easily becoming hooked. This is the light, entertaining bit.