Yesterday I put my knitting aside to finish a novel that I couldn't put down. Normally I talk about my reading on Tomestones, my book blog. However, this book has a knitting connection, so I want to mention it here. Readers of Knitter's Magazine are familiar with Perri Klass, a contributing columnist. Klass is also a novelist....I read her book, Other People's Children a number of years ago. (I can't tell you what number unless I go look it up, and I don't want to do that right now. It was a bigger number than I can remember unaided.)
She's also just recently written Two Sweaters for My Father, which is about her knitting and her father. But Klass the knitter, the knitting writer, and the novelist, is also a doctor. Her 2004 novel, The Mystery of Breathing, is quite simply an amazing book. If I've ever recommended a book before that you made you think we had similar reading tastes, then this is one that shouldn't be missed. You can read the details on this entry of Tomestones.
But lest you think I've abandoned knitting altogether, I can safely report that that is not the case. So far I've added 3 inches to the kimono sweater, and two more patches to the Diamond Patch sweater, and I've started the heel of the Broadripple sock.
I've also waltzed across Indiana, and contra'ed till the wee hours.
This evening finds me in Nashville, hoping the predicted thunderstorms
don't spoil the concerts and fireworks tomorrow night. If the day is
decent we'll wander around the downtown for much of the afternoon. If
it's not...I'm not sure how I'll get my exercise. There's a Curves
here, but it's closed for the 4th. There's a local yarn shop here too,
but it's also closed for the 4th. Closed stores plus thunderstorms...I
may not be a cheerful person tomorrow. Wonder what's at the nearest
Anyway, may fireworks reign in everybody's corner of the country,