Book 4, knitting and more!

So, this post is a huge mash up of the last few days. I’ve done a little bit of everything, and so it’s going to be all over the place. On Friday, I ended up walking around on campus a bit, and while I was walking, I finished the 4th book of the year, The Great Hunt by Robert Jordan. It was a great book. I’d forgotten that Egwene was only a damnae in this book, for some reason, it felt like it lasted a lot longer when I was looking back on it in memories. I loved the evil in Lanfear, and how off she felt even when we first met her. I was all ready to start The Dragon Reborn, when I realized that I didn’t have it on my Touch, so I instead started The Truth Teller’s Tale by Sharon Shinn.

This is also a series (this is the second of three) but much lighter and shorter – I’m already a third of the way through it, and will be able to move back to Wheel of Time shortly. But at the same time, it’s nice to take a break and not have to worry about insanity and magic and betrayals and power and dominance. That might be my plan – two WoT books, then something a little fluffy.

On Saturday, I went for a beautiful run. It was almost exactly 7km, almost entirely on residential streets, and almost entirely a joy. I was stopped by both sets of lights on my way down Runneymede, but after that it was smooth sailing. There was a little bit of snow coming down, but it was a good temperature, and sunny. I was doing 10 and 1s again, and I completely lost track of my third repeat because I was contemplating the wedding shawl I’ve been working on. I don’t think I slowed down, I just stopped thinking about the fact that I was running. That doesn’t happen to me that often. So the totals for this run were 7.07km, 45:12, 6:23 pace.

Finally, I have been knitting. The shawl now has four (almost) complete repeats, but I nearly had to pull back a full repeat due to a slight mishap. I put my knitting on the ottoman, and Dave stepped through that area and my shawl went flying. Stitches flew off the needles, Oh, I forgot to mention, I was part way through the flower motif. So I had to pull back through the entire flower, and I re-knit it. It’s probably the most complicated thing that I’ve ever had to pull out, and I’m so proud of putting it back together right.

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