I’m just back from a 6 day road trip to NY and back for a family wedding. I didn’t have to do any of the driving so I brought along a new knitting project. I am about 3/4 done with a new sock. I am using a sock yarn by an Italian company Lana Grossa. I really like the colors but the yarn twists as it comes off the skein, driving me slightly nuts. I am still adapting the basic pattern I used for my first pair of socks to perfect the fit. I lengthened the cuff on this pair so that the cuff will show at the top of my new boots.
I also brought along the first two books of the Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer and am totally hooked. Despite being an avid reader, I was late to hear the buzz about these books, and then when I did I wasn’t interested. I enjoy some fantasy, but have never previously enjoyed books with vampires as characters- even written by my favorite author Nora Roberts. However, I kept hearing people rave about this series and so I caved before the trip and bought the first two. These books are wonderful. The story grips you right from the beginning and just doesn’t let you go. I had to go out and buy the last two books today. That is one advantage to coming late into a series. You don’t have to wait a year or more for the next book.