It's December and time to get thinking about Christmas. We tried. We ventured from our island to the city last weekend. The really big city! Toronto. We didn't realize when we were making our plans that we were going on the Black Friday/Cyber Monday weekend. The crowds were amazing. People lined up to get into some of the stores. Totally crazy.
We shopped, we enjoyed the hotel, the meals, the city, but we were very glad to escape the crowds and come home. The good part is that we are finished our Christmas shopping. Done. All that's left is to wrap the presents.
It's been raining all this weekend and I've been snuggled up on my couch reading.
All Wound Up is a bit different from the Yarn Harlot's other books. These are essays, longer stories than before. I think they are perhaps more thoughtful and better written. The writng is still funny, still that quick sarcasm that I love, but with more detail and depth.
A Life in Stitches is also a collection of essays. I enjoyed the glimpses into the author's life at various stages of her life. It made me remember knitting highlights from my own life - the purple afghan when I was about 14, my first Christmas stocking at 19, the first sweater I knit for my father when I was in teachers' college.....
Dusty puppy and I are going to have a walk in the rain today. I've read myself out and he's had enough of being in the house because of the miserable rain. We're going out and we're gong to get wet!