Friday during the day I was struck with a desire to accomplish something. So I took my leftover sandpaper and my small tin of mistinted paint ($5 dollars ya’ll) and redid my coffee table. While I didnt end up having enough time to finish it (I want to put on at least one more coat of base paint and then stencil dancing skeletons around the edges) it does look a lot better now.
In knitterly news, because I don’t have a 6.5 mm circ (well I probably do but I can’t find one and really I need another project on the needles like another hole in the head) I picked up a project I’ve been working on slowly now that it’s been pulled out of it’s time out.
The weekend jacket, also known as the birthday jacket. I have started the back and have just passed the first armhole shaping. It’s super easy and the bulky weight of the yarn makes it even quicker, I project this will become a total necessity item in the fall. Just the back and sleeves remain, the front (having been reknit) is done.
Although I have been knitting my mind has been usurped with the last book I will read for fun this summer (i’m guessing anyway) Jane Slayre.
It’s a retelling. Lately there have been a lot of these books thrust into the literary world (Pride Prejudice and Zombies, Sense sensibility and sea monsters, Anna Karenandroid, Dawn of the Dreadfuls) and I haven’t really read much from them because I despise Jane Austin (I confess I may yet pick up Anna as I do like Tolstoy) . So far I’m enjoying it, which is telling as Jane Eyre is my most favorite of 19th century lit. Seriously the Bronte’s can do no wrong in my eyes (thus far I have not read Agnes Grey or Shirley yet but the rest I have). So I’m splitting the majority of my lazy Sunday between knitting on the jacket and reading Jane Slayre. I do recommend it to anyone who digs zombies, werewolves, vampires, and the Bronte sisters, thus far it’s proving to be a tidy and enjoyable read.