Returning from vacation always slows me down. I guess the pace at the beach is so much slower than real life that I have to wean myself back into the pace. The laundry is done and the suitcases are thinking about putting themselves away. DS is home with me until Sunday and we are spending time eating lunch at the places he misses while at school.
I am getting caught up on all the TV shows I missed while vacating and one would think that the knitting would be fast and furious. I am still winding down on the second Lucy Neatby Simply Splendid Sock in Koigu - should be done by tomorrow night. I'm afraid that "The Sopranos" was so spellbindingly awesome that I periodically had to put down the knitting and marvel at David Chase's imagination, Edie Falco's acting and life in a mob family in general.
I am not so sure about "Big Love". I will give it a few more episodes since I remember it taking almost the first season for me to become a serious "Six Feet Under" addict. I miss you, David and Nate.
When I put my knitting down at 10:30 each night to save my hands, I pick up a book. It has been so long since I read something that really rocked my boat - everything seems to be written for people with short attention spans and with an eye toward the author selling the book to Hollywood. I have, however, been swept away by "On Beauty" (Zadie Smith). Her writing is so precise, so lucid and so poetic that I have found myself underlining passages so I can return at some later point to reabsorb her words. I have slowed myself down, savoring every magnificent word.
My sockopalooza project is next on the agenda. I swatched a bit on the Lucy's Fiesta Sock while I was in Florida and I fear that there is just too much going on for a little sock. I do want to knit a pair of socks that makes a statement, though and I still want to use the bright koigu with the black contrast to evoke a stained glass window. I am thinking of switching to Fiber Trends' "Ribs on the Side"
I can either make them as identical twins or as fraternal. What do you think? My sock pal says she loves wild socks, fraternals and bright colors. Should I go for it with the fraternals? Should I also get her a pair of these?