Time, Never Enough
This week's Booking through Thursday reminded me of all the things for which I never seem to have the time. Reading hasn't been completely replaced by knitting, but my reading over the past decade has certainly changed. I am far more likely to pick up a book to screen for Young Man than to pick up a book just for fun. I will say that the young adult fiction of recent years has been quite good. Cornelia Funke is one of my favorites and I have started her Inkspell. It has been shelved while I read a borrowed copy of Life of Pi.
Knitting continues and I have a new pair of socks for tomorrow!Project: Dalarna from Knitting on the Road, by Nancy Bush
Yarn: Regia Cotton (41% wool, 34% cotton, 25% Polyamide)
Needles: US1 dpns
Notes: This is yet another gem from Nancy. I had my doubts about this one. The cuff seemed fiddly and the pattern too subtle. Again, I was wrong and Nancy was right. The finished cuff is worth the effort and the pattern is just enough to keep the stockinette from driving you bats. The yarn is a bit darker blue than the photo suggests. The end result is sort of a denim effect that will look fabulous with jeans.
- How many books would you say you read in an average month? Not nearly as many as I would like! I probably finish 1-2 novels per month and at least one young adult book. It takes me several months to finish the large non-fiction tomes that I choose.
- In a year? Maybe 25-30 all together.
- Over the last five years? With an average of 30, that would make a paltry 150 books over the last 5 years.
- The last 10? I would hazard that I probably only read 200 books over the last 10 years. I used to read far more, but I have spent the last 10 years with a slightly more demanding past time. The good news is that all that effort has paid off and Young Man is growing up nicely!