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I am almost finished with Bea’s cape! I really hope it fits well. I do think that a poncho-type cape will be more practical and wearable for her than a shawl (she asked for a blue shawl.) I’ve been able to mostly keep it a secret, though she has figured out that I am indeed knitting her something blue.
I got about 150 pages into The Big Rock Candy Mountain and decided that it was too much of a downer, and didn’t want to read another 450 potentially depressing pages. I loved Stegner’s Angle of Repose, and enjoyed Crossing to Safety, but this one is not for me right now. Instead I am reading something outside my usual reading realm. A friend of mine recommended The Bees a couple of months ago, and then Dona mentioned it in a comment recently, offering to send me her copy! So now I have it, and I have read the first couple of chapters. The story is told from the perspective of a honeybee worker, and it has a sort of sci-fi feel to it. We’ll see if I can stick with it! I have been having a hard time staying focused on books lately. So far, this one is intriguing.