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On our recent road trip I managed to squeeze in a lot of car knitting. I finished up my Heaven and Space shawl and I need to take photos of it. Since then, I haven’t started a new project, but picked up the Antarktis shawl I started last year. I like to keep a somewhat simple shawl project going all the time, so I have something to work on when I am between projects. Last week, I dyed yarn for a cardigan for Mabel and I am hoping to cast on for that soon.
I feel like I’ve discovered something really useful when it comes to looooong books. I’m 500 pages into Les Miserables, and I’ve probably read half of those pages, and listened to the other half on audiobook. I love this book more than I expected, and it will certainly go down as one of my all time favorites. Have you read it? Did you love it? Even some of my children are into the story because they have heard portions of it in the car and I have given them a synopsis of the story. The combination of listening and reading is particularly useful with this book because there are some lengthy descriptive passages that I wouldn’t be able to stay awake reading at bedtime (the only time I read these days) but I can listen to those in the car. The storyline itself is exciting and moves quickly and when I am in the midst of those passages, I have a hard time putting the book down at night.