Neil Gaiman's Neverwhere. Terry Pratchett crossed with Franz Kafka.
a stack of back issues of Textile Fibre Forum which was not a good idea cos the brain has gone into meltdown. It's the same if more than a couple of mags arrive in the same week. Can't handle the sensory overload. Mind you filling in forms of more than one page has been known to have the same effect.
On the hook:
ACKrylic Ripple Baby Blanket in aqua, lemon, cream and mauve. Being done as a favour to a good friend who will be gifting it to yet another friend of hers in August. Don't think she realised that it would be 25 hours plus work. I strongly suspect that she asked me to do this rather than a quilt because she thought this would be faster or easier in some way. Could've whipped up a far more creative and unique machine pieced and quilted cot quilt in a similar time frame.
the Project Spectrum red/black/metallic CD that I won from the delightful Chris over at Stumbling over Chaos . Almost all artists that I was unfamiliar with and some not my taste but I'm enjoying discovering new sounds.
the bag I knitted this week and felted last night to dry.
I didn't show you any in progress photos in case I buggered it up which is always possible when you are making things up as you go especially when the somewhat unpredictable 'art' of felting is involved. At least with a bag, the finished dimensions aren't critical. It will fit SOMETHING... but just to be on the safe side I didn't knit the handle on. Figured if I made it separate and it was too long I could adjust the placement. As it turned out, I think the length is just about perfect so I COULD have just knitted it straight on... but if I hadn't done it this way... well Mrs Murphy's Law would've almost certainly come into play. Figures. More about the specifics of size and yarn when its done.
Oh and I also knitted up a black alpaca version of Coronet. Quite a nice knit and I only made a couple of smallish changes mostly to deal with the fact that I was using a thinner yarn, and that for some unknown reason, I didn't feel like knitting it in the round. Can you guess what Coronet taught me?
Well, basically, it taught me that my beanie wearing days are definitely behind me. I look like shite in it so there are no modelled photos of the FO
and Nadie doesn't wear close fitting hats.
So now I have to either a] figure out who it WOULD suit [ DS#1 would look great in it but maybe alpaca's too girly for a 32 yr old male ] OR b] I have to unsew the seam and then frog it. Would've been easier if I HAD knit it in the round. Bugger.
the first eight eps of the new season of Dr Who courtesy of my darling daughter and the BBC. Don't worry, there won't be any spoilers for the rest of you... oh and I've got the whole series of Torchwood too.
the next quilt project and psyching myself into cutting up some of my bestest hand painted and sundyed fabric.