Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Scattered Morning!

I am feeling very scattered this morning. I can't seem to choose what to knit and I have 10 projects I should be working on! Usually I prioritize things according to who they are for and when I have to have them ready but there are so many things I should work on for people. I just don't seem to be able to settle to anything. I suppose that shrug is what I should be working on and it is nearly finished too! that usually motivates me to keep at something.
I think I am in a slump after the Fair. I also think that happens every year. I have been SO focused on getting things in shape to show that I don't know how to choose new stuff after.
Well, not to worry, I will get the bug to knit something soon-seems like color knitting is the thing this summer. I do have a pair of mittens on the needle-the Estonian mittens from the last issue of Spin Off, also a Fair Isle baby sweater, don't know if I like the colors much though. Maybe I should start some lace??

How about this doily?
Mommes Lysedug
I have the pattern and must have some thread that would work. Haven't made a doily in some time. That might work!

School starts next week and I am so glad. With Brian working and going to school he will have much less opportunity to make stupid choices. And Patrick will be going to school full time too. Oh and Patrick passed his driver's license test yesterday! Yay!
I got a new book to read, not started yet called Endymion Spring by Matthew Skelton. Here is what Publisher's Weekly said about it:
"An enchanted blank book — one that reveals its secrets, but 'only for those with eyes to see them' — lies at the center of Skelton's ambitious first novel, which unfolds through two alternating narratives. The first, set in the present, follows young Blake, whose mother is a visiting academic at Oxford. One day he runs his finger across the spines of some books in the Bodleian Library, and one volume '[strikes] him back.' The book's title, 'Endymion Spring,' begins to appear before his eyes, and he opens the cover only to find the contents blank — save for a riddle-like poem. The second thread of the tale, set in 15th-century Germany, is narrated by Endymion Spring, a boy serving as apprentice to the great Gutenberg, who is hard at work on his printing press. Gutenberg, eager for money to fund his Bible-printing project, strikes a deal with the 'ruthless' Fust, who travels with a locked chest, adorned with gruesome imagery. Its hidden treasure represents a mystery with ties to both Blake's blank book and to Eden. With it, Fust seeks to create a book that will contain 'all the secrets of the universe.' Skelton's fiction breathes excitement into real history, as he exploits the fact that Johann Fust, Gutenberg's real-life patron, has been identified with Faust (as explained to Blake by a professor and to readers in an endnote). Riddles galore, a great cliffhanger and a film deal with Warner Bros. should generate plenty of excitement for this literary thriller; book lovers in particular will savor its palpable whiff of musty shelves and dusty volumes. Ages 12-up." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Well, the review interested me so I bought it!! I see it compared to Inkheart by Cornelia Funke and The Golden Compass by Phillip Pullman both of which I read and enjoyed so I will start that today too!

Talk to you later,
Morality, like art, means drawing a line someplace.
-- Oscar Wilde

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

good to see you're blogging again, I have missed you!

chiles relanos :) sounds good to me, I might have to get some peppers at the green market this morning.

I am reading "the Virgin's Lover " by Philippa Gregory, I read " the Other Bolelyn girl" earlier this summer ( same author)

See you Michele