As is usually the case, when one area of life really takes off, another has to slow down. My Christmas knitting has been moving along really well, but my reading - not so much. I finished Gwenyth's sweater (it's blocking right now, and then needs buttons), and I finished the first of Brian's socks, and just turned the heel on the second. Wow - I'm impressing myself! You can see Brian's socks above (even better, I'll have enough leftover for a second, smaller pair - matching ones for Liam, perhaps?), along with the wool Liam & I wound up this morning to knit felted clogs.
Since my school semester is winding down, I am allowing myself a bit of seasonal reading fun. I like to read "Christmas" fiction during December, and since I'm feeling so festive, figured I may as well start that, too. First up is Matchless, by Gregory Maguire. The cover says it's "an illumination of Hans Christian Andersen's classic 'The Little Match Girl'", and was apparently read on NPR a few years ago. I just picked it up today, so I can't tell you too much, although I'm very much looking forward to curling up with it in the evenings to come. Do you like to read holiday themed stories? What are some of your favourites?