It is a holiday here in the states, so naturally I am working. I hear we had beautiful weather all weekend but I wouldn't know because I spent the better part of the last week at home sick. Nothing says kick-off to summer like a mandated clear liquid diet. Maybe I'll lose those extra pounds for bikini season after all.
All joking aside, it is that wonderful time of year for curling up on the porch with a good book, a glass of something delicious, and some mindless knitting. This is always the time of year when I go on a used book binge, and 2015 has been no exception. Chris actually kicked off this season. He has already read all of the books in the Expanse series and has decided that I should as well before the Syfy series starts later this year. I've promised to give the first one a go just as soon as I finish my own pile of reading. And in return he's agreed to finally read some Michael Crichton.
As miserable as it has been to be sick, I did manage to get quite a bit of reading accomplished. I knocked out Mirror Sight in just a few days. I'm glad I waited to read it until I was laid up in bed because then I could take lots of naps and not feel like I was wasting all of my time on a novel that failed to deliver. I hear there are going to be more but I'm not sure I will read them. At the same time I really enjoyed The Girl on the Train. I agree with Michelle over at Actually Knitting that the twists were not nearly as twisty as all the hype would lead you to believe, but it did appeal to that moody part of me that loves books like The Bell Jar.
And while I was reading I also did a bit of test knitting. I'm knitting a pair of socks I haven't gotten clearance to tell you about, but what I can tell you about is that gorgeous neon green. I have yet to get it to photograph properly. Those are sleeves for a new sweater pattern from The Sexy Knitter. Yes, that is reverse stockinette in the round, but it wasn't nearly as miserable as I have found it in the past. And they're only elbow length, so totally worth the few days of purling.
So that's where we are. Kind of in the middle of everything. I hope your Monday finds you well, wherever you may be.