When I was at the gym, I had the slight suspicion that the staff there knew in advance I would come back that day ... and so they adjusted the scale! I expected to have put on several pounds, mainly because of the (lack of) exercising and decadent feasting that have been going on. But I was actually lighter than I weighed myself last time I was there! Mysterious ... mysterious ...
Writing up the book meme also made me aware of the fact that I haven't read a book (not a knitting book) for a long time. This suddenly made me miss reading one. I decided to try audio books. So, I went to the library and checked out Anita Shreve's The Pilot's Wife. If the idea of audio books works for me, I don't have to sacrifice reading for knitting.
Yesterday, I also received my package from KnitPicks. I couldn't wait to start reading a little bit of Knitting Workshop. I love the preface by Barbara G. Walker and this summarizes the reason I love EZ's knitting books:
Very often, I would find knitting instructions hard to read if they are of skills that I don't immediately need. It just feels as interesting as reading a computer software's user manual to me. However, with EZ's books, the author's sense of humor helps me go through the instructions with pleasure, even though I may not be able to understand everything at once.
Today is a BIG day ... today is Cabled Vest seaming day. So for now, I can only offer you a photo of Mystery Kit #4 from Inspirations Yarn ... which I don't know when I would start!