Happy Wednesday! I am still feeling quite relaxed after my quiet weekend. It makes a great change from the anxiety I’ve been experiencing for the last few weeks. For the first time in a while, I’m happy to be working part-time as it is giving me time to knit and read (though not as much as I’d like, of course). I’m loving both the project I’m working on and the book(s) I’m reading.
What I’m knitting: green lace shawl
What can I say, I’m a slow knitter. 🙂 I am really enjoying this shawl, though, and I am in no rush. There is a slight hiccup, in that I don’t have enough of the yarn…luckily, the green is quite similar to the yarn I used for my lace jumper, so I’m going to find a logical place to switch yarns & hopefully make it a design feature. Hm. Fingers crossed it doesn’t look awful.
What I’m reading: How to Be a Heroine, by Samantha Ellis
Lizzie has great taste in books, so when she mentioned she’d read this I had to try it, too. To be fair, I’d heard about it elsewhere, too. It is about the heroines & authors who influenced Ellis while she was growing up: who they were, what they meant or represented to her when she was younger, and how she reads them differently now that she is an adult. It’s well-written and fairly well-argued, though she does jump to a few conclusions I didn’t agree with. The beauty of this, though, is that while it’s critical, it is clearly intended to share Ellis opinions and encourage discussion. There’s space for me to disagree with her about what makes a good heroine and what makes a strong woman. Also, as a bonus, it’s really making me want to go back and read lots of classics. I started reading this on Monday, am about halfway through, and can’t wait to carry on reading.
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