Wednesday, September 08, 2004
I Love the LibraryRecently, I've been in desperate need of something FUN to read. I spend hours and hours each day reading "hard stuff" - highlighters and pen in hand - trying to get the words from the page into my brain. So I needed a "reading vacation" - something fun, and interesting, and page-turningly good. In other words, I needed a novel.
A dear friend had gifted me with a giftcard to one of those mega-bookstores, so I walked over there last weekend to find a good paperback. And I just couldn't do it. I couldn't spend $8 - $15 on a book that I would finish in a few days. I mean, really - that's my yarn money! So instead, I took a trip to the library last night, and got 6 books for, that's right, $0. I love the library system... I just wish it got more money and resources.
We're supposed to get the rain from good ol' Frances today and tomorrow, so I'm guessing I won't be biking over to Knit Happens tonight. Or maybe I will... I could bring a towel and wrap all of my knitting in plastic bags. It's actually kinda fun to ride in the rain! But if all else fails, I can always take the metro and then walk. After all, it's much easier to hold an umbrella when you're not also trying to operate a bicycle (although I'm sure it would be quite entertaining to watch me try - maybe I could sell tickets!)
I'm still plugging away on Trinity... I'm "almost" done with the back (by which I mean that I'm past the armholes, and will eventually get them to the correct length. But since this is also the stage at which the knitting NEVER seems to grow, no matter how much you've knit since you measured last, I'm guessing it'll take me a bit to actually get to the end!) I'm also slowly finishing the first of the socks for my boyfriend - to be fair, though, I already finished it once, and it was too loose and too short. So this is TECHNICALLY the second sock, although I still have to knit one more. ;)
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