On Being Cranky: As the heat and humidity stretch on unbearably, I am sitting here longing for a change. I am cranky pants at so many endless days of a closed up house, encased in air conditioning. And, when I say cranky pants – I mean really CRANKY PANTS! Perhaps, even more than a little verschimmelt, as my nana used to say.
Reading, reading, reading: I finished reading To Kill a Mockingbird and wow. How appropriate on so many levels. I really loved it, so much! It started out a bit slowly for me, but from about chapter 13 the book grabbed me and pulled me in and kept me engaged to the very last pages. I, like Jem and Scout, could not understand the guilty verdict. I am profoundly struck by how the more things change, the more they stay the same – and it is something that disturbs me greatly. If you never read this when you were in school – try it! I think you will enjoy it! And, today I will begin my last book for my Cover All and I am so excited! I had hoped that I could listen to Clara read it as I read along, but alas, there are still 3 people ahead of me at the library. So, I will read it solo first and then listen to Clara and see how that changes the dynamics of the story for me!
Knitting like the wind: I pulled one of the Jen Lucas shawls out of my basket (one that has a delicious autumn flair) I have plowed through the knitted on border (I had seriously less done than I thought, I was less than a quarter of the way through it, but after an afternoon’s worth of knitting I am about halfway done. My goal, finish this baby up today. This might be a bit ambitious because I think I will have to wind another skein of yarn… I am hoping not… yarn chicken makes for an exciting Thursday.
How is your week going, Gentle Reader?
I’ve got Mockingbird on my list to get…need to get thru a bunch on my Kindle first. Love the golden color of your shawl. That will be perfect for Fall (cannot wait!!).
The weather has turned from unbearable heat to comfortable heat. I love sleeping with the house open and the nights have been enjoyable. Your shawl does remind me of autumn colors and I have my fingers crossed you’ll make it to the end. My TTLM grew just a little last night!
We have a window unit in our bedroom, but the architecture of our old house doesn’t allow for central ac, so I am also among the crankiest of crankypants. I’ve thought about living in our bedroom until September, but that’s not terribly practical. It is below 90 degrees today, but the humidity is 83%, so I’m giving up plans to knit my baby blanket on the porch. Fingerless mitts and a cold drink instead!
To Kill a Mockingbird is one of my all time favorite books! I read it first as a teenager – many, many years ago. I really want to read it soon and your post has made that even more clear.
To Kill a Mockingbird has always been one of my favorite books, and is the only one where the movie was just as good.
I love the golden fall color of that yarn! If only fall would come … how come summer comes early, but fall never does?
Heat is the worst. Give me winter any day!
I know I’m an outlier on this, but I’ve never liked Mockingbird all that much.
It’s warm but I’m ok with it! I’m also currently binding off the TTLM! It’s taken me pretty much the same amount of time as the one I did two years ago…with a lot less stress though. Your coverall is very exciting and the color of that shawl is great!
To Kill a Mockingbird is probably my most favorite book and I’m glad you loved it. I hope you get a break from the humidity soon!
you had me at delicious autumn flair….I am wishing away the rest of summer.
Love that shawl! The color is sublime. Enjoy wearing it…when the cooler temps allow.