Listening: to the sound of Babybel’s iPad. I’ve just asked her what she’s watching. ‘Just stuff.’
Reading: a book that I’m going to be rude about, so I’m not going to name it. Like Gladys Michell’s ‘Death and the Maiden’ I picked it up in a charity shop, because it was set in Winchester. I found the plot of the Mitchell novel disappointing, but the picture it painted of post war Winchester was interesting, and accurate as far as I can tell. This anonymous novel, with a contemporary setting, has (so far) a better plot – but the factual errors make me think the author did her research, if any, via Google. OK if you don’t know the place, irritating if you do. So far I’ve kept reading, but may more errors and I’ll ditch it.
Watching: more of BBC 4’s Japanese series. I’ve rather gone off long distance travel, but I would like to go to Japan.
Making: the Wally socks are finished, and I’ve started another pair. Thinking about a shawl next – although I’ve got too many shawls already.
The pulled thread year of stitches piece is also finished. Stitching on hessian is interesting but I don’t think I’d use it for pulled work again. To replace it I’ve started some Sue Stone inspired sampling, with the intention of actually using some of the sample ideas for a resolved piece in a week or two. I’m playing around with straight stitch in horizontal rows , and enjoying the graphicness, if there is such a word, of the results.
ICAD continues. I’ve always finished, apart from the first year I did it, so I’m pretty confident I will do so this time.
Feeling: hot, full, tired and happy after an enjoyable Father’s Day barbecue, with three generations of The Cheese family in attendance.
Anticipating: a good night’s sleep.