Christmas has come, and the Christmas season is here. I wonder what the Christmas season was like in the early church? Or maybe not the early church, but the middle church, say, the Nicene Fathers? Maybe I'll carve some time out to learn that this year. There are simply SO MANY THINGS to learn. So much to learn, so much to do. And the niggling suspicion that one ought also have time to simply 'be'. Can I 'be' while I sleep?
I've all sorts of lovely things on the needles at the moment, violating my One Project At A Time Preference. Sweaters #1 and #2 are awaiting pattern revisions, so I cast on for a destashing Sweater #3, using yarn from Scotland, Baltimore, and my grandma's stash. It's very de-stashy. I hope to finish the body today, which will leave me with two sleeves and the cardigan edging to do. The main color left on the cone is looking a bit skimpy. but I am trying not to be too concerned about it. I'll have to start thinking of a back-up plan, though, as Google and WEBS tell me that the color is no longer available. Phooey.
With the coming of Jolabokaflod, I've added a bevvy of print books to my reading list. Laurus, by Evgeniy Vodolazhkin, was my main read. A very interesting book, and one I would like to come back to. Everywhere Present, by Stephen Freeman is another I started on Christmas Eve, and I am reading a bit from it and also Transforming Together by Ele Parrott each day. Add to that the audiobook of The Three Musketeers, and Filius' evening reading to me of Ignition! (a history of liquid propellants), and my mind has lots of fodder upon which to ruminate. It's more pleasant to think of a mind ruminating than a stomach ruminating. Although, that does bring up, if you'll pardon the pun, the question of whether or not the 'little brain' of the stomach has anything to do with pondering ideas. Chewing on them, as it were. Are the ideas merely parallel, or intertwined?
And now, for some pictures. All lumped together in an ungainly, blog-unfriendly form.
|A swatch of Blue Sky Fibers Extra|
|Same stitches, different yarn.|
|Stash-busting bonnet, in the same yarn as above. EZ's Diamond Bonnet|
|Pinneguri's Baby Fleas, in progress.|