I'm up to the cuff, using the first skein of that yarn that Jo sent me, and I'm up to the heel of the second Catnip sock. This afternoon I'm going to dig out yarn for my next "sort of challenging" pair. I'm thinking that it'll be Eagle's Flight.
When I got the chance to request a review copy of Let Me Tell You: New Stories, Essays, and Other Writings by Shirley Jackson, I jumped on it. I loved Haunting of Hill House and, maybe more than that, I loved Raising Demons and Life Among the Savages. Those last two are books about raising children and I can't think of more perfect titles for the subject.
This book is made up of previously unpublished essays and short stories. I didn't love them all, but the ones I did, including one unfinished short story, will stay with me. It amazes me how much her parenting essays hit home. (Apparently, I'm "everyone else's" mom, the one who won't compare notes with the other parents and set the rules for her children accordingly. I would have thought that was a new thing.)
For more pretty knitting projects to drool over, check out On the Needles at Patchwork Times.