Brief Break to Be Bad:)

I stayed up late late late last night to finish that second mitten. You know how it is. You're so close, you can see the finish line on the horizon - and I had no appointments this morning. Not that I didn't get up fairly early anyway, considering!
Next is the hat to go with it and I can cross one more project off my WIP list! Today I thought I was going to have a shelter, but they were clients of another firm, so instead I went to a scheduled meeting at DSS, only to find it was supposed to be at Sheppard Pratt hospital, wherefrom the client was to be discharged today. Luckily, the client got the result the client wanted, so all was not lost, save a bit of gas and mileage! In a few minutes, I'm getting on the horn to schedule some appointments, but figured I'd post my little mitten collage in the interim. They're neither washed nor blocked yet (How does one block a mitten? Wash it and hope for the best? Use steam? That's the thing about textured projects that has always mystified me - ideas anyone?)
Tonight we start bell practice again and I am of course psyched for that and of course nervous that I have forgotten EVERYTHING I learned in past years. Why is that?
Today is the day that the Alice Starmore re-release on Fair Isle knitting is due to arrive, and, according to UPS, it's on the road to me somewhere between Laurel and here (a 20-minute drive, if that's all you have to do, LOL!).
I recently started a book - a download from amazon.com to the "kindle" on my iPhone called The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society or something like that. It's a story, through a series of letters between a young columnist, named Juliet Ashton between her friends, one of whom is her publisher, a suitor, and numerous people from Guernsey. She has recently published a collection of her humorous columns in an England recently recovering from the aftershocks of war. Her letters to and from a group of people in Guernsey who started a "literary society" (the potato peel pie was an incentive to attend for people low on provisions) as a means of avoiding incarceration at the hands of the Germans who occupied the island for five long years. Each person has a love of their own kind of literature and a story to tell of the very hard times they endured. You come to love these characters - and the characters of the country as a whole - and their ability to endure and overcome some very hard times. I'd say I was about 2/3 through the book and I have to watch when I read, because it's about impossible to put down. I was actually lucky enough to get it as a free download at amazon.com, but it would be worth the cost of an actual book were one able to get it. Apparently it's on the NY Times bestseller list - has been #1, actually, so I shouldn't be surprised, but then I don't always go by what the critics say, LOL!
Well, back to work and hope to be with you soon. Until then, God be with you 'til we meet again.
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