Knitting and books

Our Labor Day weekend eased with the transition from summer’s carefree existence to work. The days were 10+ days with blue skies, daily swims in Lobster Cove’s crystal clear waters, cooking meals from the harvest from our garden (leeks, beets, onions, potatoes, tomatoes, bok choi,chard, peppers, fresh herbs), fresh eggs from Tessa’s chickens and offerings from our local farmstand. Life is very good.chives IMG_4584_2

I am knitting an aran cardigan. The long vacation days helped me to make good progress. Although for me knitting is usually a winter activity I discovered that I can do it just as well without a fire and a good movie. A good (audible) book, a foggy day or a warm evening are also good conditions for knitting. Even though my travel schedule kicks in shortly, I am sure the cardigan will be done by the first snowfall.

While knitting I have listened to some great books, All The Light We Cannot See, Behind the Beautiful Forevers, The Red Badge of Courage, A Marriage of Opposites, The Boys in the Boat. I so admire the authors of these books. My friend Edith is also an author, in the ‘cozy mystery’ genre. She cranks out book after book, on her 11th or 12th now I believe, after she decided that writing was her passion. I started one book for adults, a very long time ago in a moment of inspiration. It never got beyond chapter one. And then there is the children’s book Sita and I are dreaming about. It has been languishing for more than a decade, even though the story is done. But the illustrations, the most important part of a children’s book, are missing. Sita being a working mom of two kids tends to get in the way. We may need to wait until her kids don’t need her attention all the time.

1 Response to “Knitting and books”


  1. 1 Edith Maxwell September 13, 2015 at 6:31 am

    Thanks for the shoutout, Sylvia. Indeed I’m writing book eleven right now!


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