January 4, 2010

I finished Lady Chatterley's Lover this morning. It's the 6th book out of the 10 on my list. It was a good book but I can see why it was banned in the '20's. There is a lot of imagery and swear words that Americans would not have liked at that time, most of which is pretty common place now. Over all it was a good book but I'm not sure I'd recommend it to anyone because of the sexual imagery and the swear words.

I have three more books on request from the library and am just waiting for them to arrive. I requested Ulysses, Moll Flanders and Madame Bovary. I know it's the holidays and the library has been closed a lot but it seems like it's taking forever. I hope at least one of them arrives today so that I can pick it up after work. I hate not having a book and I hate having to read something else why I'm waiting for the next book to arrive. I keep checking my e-mail to see if they arrived. Thank goodness I can check it on my phone and I don't have to use the computer every time. If I did, I think Hubbs would kill me because I'd be constantly begging him to get off of it so I can check.

I finished my February Lady Sweater yesterday and wore it for most of the day. I took pictures but haven't gotten a chance to up load them yet. I also cast on for a new sweater on my new needles that Hubbs gave me for Christmas. He bought me a set of Harmony interchangeable circular needles that I was begging for. Thankfully he got them on sale so it was a bit more reasonable. They are just fantastic. They have nice sharp points which is great for working with bulky yarn and the joins are so smooth that you hardly notice they are there. With a lot of other needles I've noticed that you have to force the yarn over the join but with these it just glides over. I cast on for the Heather Hoodie Vest from the fall issue of Knitscene. So far I'm loving it but I've only got past the ribbing and am on the second round of the cable pattern. When I knitted up the swatch it was fantastic looking. The cables are really interesting and I can't wait to finish this project.

Picture stolen, I mean courtesy of Knitscene.com

Heather Hoodie Vest by Debbie O'Neill

1 comment:

Thimbleanna said...

Oooh, I can't wait to see your February Lady Sweater! I've been wanting to try that, but read a few people who weren't sure they liked it when they were finished. Your reading speed amazes me!