Friday Reads, Knitting, and a Sneak Peek

I’m a little delusional this Friday. I’m working on copy edits for my March release, The List, and I need to clean my whole house, top to bottom, in anticipation of company next week. Surely there will be time to read and knit, right?

Books + yarn = happy!

Books + yarn = happy!

Don’t burst my bubble, folks. The project on the needles is the Smart Bitches Outlandish Arm Warmers by @ElyseIndeed, knit with Rowan Yarn’s Fine Tweed in Wensley (that’s blue-green for those of you who don’t speak Rowan). These are going to be a fun, quick knit, lots of stockinette so suitable for knitting with one eye on a movie or a soccer game.

Claire's arm warmers. Pattern by @ElyseIndeed via @SmartBitches

Claire’s arm warmers. Pattern by @ElyseIndeed via @SmartBitches

I’m not sure I’ll actually wear them. Fingerless gloves, etc, look very cool on other people, but I’m usually so cold I’m wearing a turtleneck and a thick sweater. My opportunities to wear a 3/4 length shirt sleeve and some diabolically adorable arm warmers are slim. I might end up giving them away.

The other yarn is for the Honey Cowl, knit in the recommended MadelineTosh DK in Moorland. I think. I can’t wait to cast that on. The pics on Ravelry and Flickr are so beautiful!

Item the third: a couple of lines from The List.

“I’m not going to jump.”

“I didn’t think you were,” he said. He had a long face with strong bones and a full-lipped mouth that looked like it rarely smiled. She found herself wondering how his smile transformed his face, if it made it foolish, or charming.

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Whether you’re cleaning, knitting, or reading, I hope you have a great weekend!