I had to take my Hitofude off the needles this week (shudder!!) to frog about 8 rows after dropping a few stitches I couldn't recover. I've finally got the ability to pick up dropped stitches even several rows back but this was right in the middle of yarn overs and k2togs and I just couldn't figure it. I was able to get the whole thing frogged, the stitches back on the needles and a quarter of the undone part re-knit in one evening. Worth celebrating, I say!
My resolve to read more this year is keeping my mind nourished and I feel like maybe I have interesting things to say that don't include the word "laundry" although what I could have to say about laundry that is interesting, I don't know. I finished the books I scheduled for January and am well into my February books, to which I added The Poisonwood Bible in a read-along with some of you all, hosted by Amanda! I will have a lot to say about this book, I imagine, and I have always really appreciated Barbara Kingsolver's books. It's not too late to join us, especially if you can get a copy at your library or if you have it on your bookshelf waiting for some inspired moment like this (like I did)!
Other books open right now:
Winnie-the-Pooh (with the girls for read aloud time), these could handle re-reading often, they are so darling and funny and really funnier the older you get.
Swallows and Amazons by Arthur Ransome which I will finish up this week and may be tempted to add more of the series to my plan for the year because I love it so much.
The Inspired Room by Melissa Michaels, you can see my thoughts on this book so far here
Hamlet (audio book via Chop Bard)
Charlotte Mason vol. 1 Home Education which I'm reading at a snail's pace
We are about to start going through The Count of Monte Cristo at the CraftLit podcast this Friday and you should join us because it's not like any other audiobook you'll listen to! Heather does a great job delivering background information and teaching the book a little at a time. I recall so much about each book I go through with CraftLit because the slow pace allows me to really absorb and soak in the characters and story. I'm listening to Hamlet the same way.
I'm linking to the Yarn Along hosted by Ginny.