If you'd chanced upon my bedroom a week ago you would have found no less than four books and a couple of magazines littering the floor beside my bed. It's what happens when I'm not enjoying my current read. I struggle to commit and my gaze wanders. I find myself looking about at bedtime for a different companion, one that will hold my attention longer than a paragraph or two. In simple terms, I get promiscuous. Before I know it, I'm half a chapter into four different books and even then turning to the short-term pleasure of a well-written magazine feature.
This week, my reputation is back intact. I'm happily ensconced with a single reading partner. It ain't rocking my world, but at least the story has me interested. And thanks to some happy finds at an Australia Day fair bookstall last week, as well as a lovely surprise birthday gift, there are another three good reads (I hope) on the horizon. Bring on the serial monogamy.
I've been diligently knitting away at a new little cardigan - the Playful Stripes by Alana Dakos. This one is destined for Stella. I'm using Baby Cashmerino (again!), mainly in a deep purple (again!), with lots of lovely stripey colourfulness. It's my first attempt at a bottom-up knit where the sleeves are added onto the body before beginning the yoke. Exciting stuff! And so much more sensible than knitting in pieces! I have plans for all that leftover yarn too - some striped Legwarmies for the girls.
Joining in with the Yarn Along at Small Things.