It's time again for the annual meeting of the 'Cape Cod book club'. We're three members strong. Membership is closed. (I know this because our spouses have tried to contribute and have been shut out.) Sorry.
We informally met last night and I now have close to 50 new titles to think about. These women know me so well that when we 'review' our books of the past year...I'll get comments, such as: 'sorry, Steph--you'll hate this one'; or 'this one is right down your alley....you have to download it immediately'. (And of course, I do.)
This afternoon was our annual bookshop crawl, which only could have been made better by combining it with a yarn crawl, but neither of my friends knit. Believe me, I've tried. My one failure as a knitting instructor. Sigh. I still hang out with them and they don't even knit. See what good friends they are?
The 'crawl' was a success...because, of course, it was aided and abetted by two of the best enablers I know. (hee hee....you should see the other two piles that came home!!!)
But, before I dive into the impulse buying (not a single one of these titles was on 'the list')---and before I start stockpiling new titles from the 2016 'list', I'll continue reading Bill Bryson's In a Sunburned Country. His travelogue about Australia, done with the humor only Bryson can do, is entertaining, although if he doesn't stop referring to all the venomous, dangerous, deadly critters, a trip DownUnder is moving further 'down under' on my wish list.
As to my travel knitting dilemma.... I ended up bringing along the Scandinavian Hat using some mystery alpaca and a ball of Plymouth Select DK Merino Superwash. The hat was nearly finished before our plane landed. Plan A was to use the leftovers for mitts, possibly another hat in reverse colours. The hat took more yarn than I thought. There's enough left for a fat braided tassel. Good thing there is a Plan B for the rest of the week.
Plan B: The baby blanket. It should keep me busy.
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A special thank you to everyone who shared their travel knitting favorites. I've madly made lists and 'faved' things on Ravelry; I'm going to be ready for my next knitting travel adventure.
Counting the days to Rhinebeck!