I'm not dead yet. Just still on a knitting hiatus thanks to my seasonal hobby switch. My poor sock is still 2/3 of the way finished (and just the first one!) and I just can't bring myself to knit right now. I do need to get on it soon though. Kev's sister's birthday is coming up in September and she requested a pair of thrummed mittens like I made for their Mum. I figure I might as well get them out of the way for her birthday instead of Christmas so she can actually enjoy them when it starts getting cold up there (which it does way sooner than down here). Maybe I'll get crazy and start working on those next month. Mittens (made with worsted weight yarn) work up wicked fast and can feed my instant gratification need.
Until then I'm reading Un Lun Dun by China Mieville. It's a children's book but it's a very quirky, fun, easy read. I got bored by his Iron Council. Way too political and it just drags on and on. Not his best work in my opinion which is a shame since I adored Perdido Street Station and The Scar.
So that's what is up here. I promise, I will get back to knitting eventually!
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