Good morning! Joining with Ginny at Small Thing's for this week's Yarn Along . Can you believe that it is already August?!?
I have been slowly making progress on my sweater, and since I have been back home, and life has slowed down a bit, I have been managing to get in at least a few rows each night. However, I have set some lofty goals for myself... I am taking a trip at the beginning of next month, and was hoping to bring along this sweater, as well as a vest (that I haven't started).... which means I have a lot to knit in just a few weeks.
I am currently reading The Soul of an Octopus, by Sy Montgomery, one of the books from my summer reading list. I was waiting on hold for it at the library for a long time, and just couldn't wait any longer and bought it for myself. Just to put that into perspective, I think the last time I bought a new book for myself was several years ago when I was in a book club! I love the library. Anyways, I am almost done with the book and have been really enjoying it. Although, I must admit, I chose to read this book because I have a bit of a love affair with octopuses. They are simply amazing creatures. Don't believe me? Check out this ted.com talk that I show to my fall class every year. The best part is from 4:15 and on. They are so fascinating! The Soul of an Octopus is a non-fiction book, that mostly reads as a story. It's full of lots of great tidbits about octopuses, as well as an inside look into their personalities. It makes me want to find a way to hang out with one.
I took my yarn along photo in my garden today because the squash vines growing throughout my yard remind me a little bit of the arms of an octopus..... don't you think?
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