Joining Ginny this week.
First sock is done! I have named this project Brown Trudge. I was going to knit until the yarn was gone but I just couldn't keep going and so I just do the ribbing. I also am very unhappy with the heel and I'm worried it's going to cause a blister. I tore it out once and completely redid it with a different set of directions. And it looked worse than before. :( A better person than me would have tried again but I just plowed ahead because I want to be done. But it really is bugging me.
While I try to find another set of directions for the second heel - to try to do it better - I cast on with a very different yarn. Bright, happy yarn! I'm making a toy for Wiggle. I'm completely winging it... absolutely no pattern except in my head. We shall see!
Oh, and I haven't started that shawl yet with the yarn I showed last week. Age of Brass and Steam is the blog favorite. But I haven't decided yet.
As for reading, I'm reading the second book in the Randall Lee series by Charles Colyott, Pressure Point. I agree with Partner that this second book is better because he's dove right in with the characters. Reading the first book will certainly help to understand the characters better, but it isn't necessary. I really enjoy Colyott's dialogue and internal monologue. It's just FUNNY. It's how my sarcastic internal dialogues go. It's also kind of refreshing and unexpected. In a murder/intrigue novel, usually the dialogue is pretty dark and the the dialogue in the Lee books is just amusing. I also like the accidental sleuth/hero. I'm still recommending the series!