While I consider civil responisibility to be a lot more, tomorrow I report for Jury Duty at my local county courthouse.
I know a lot of folks think that I have a big head, and in many ways they're right. However, I have always found it very important to participate in our government and judicial system as much as possible. I take exception to folks that think they are too busy or too important to serve on a jury.
I have some strong reservations about our judicial system, but I also don't have any better alternatives, so I participate enthusiastically when called.
Earlier this week I finished the back of the Bulky Lavold-inspired pullover.
Sorry for the poor photo quality, but the garment is going to look very nice. It's soft and much more colorful than my camera will capture. I think it has a nice drape for a bulky knit as well.
Since I didn't bring my hem stitch pattern with me, I had to resume work on the colorblock cardigan. I didn't make enough progress to provide a picture.
I don't know if this book is representative of all Pulitzer Prize winning books, but if it is, I want to read more.
Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides is one of the best recommendations anyone has made in a long time for my reading tastes. Eugenides writes in an unusual style, about an unusual topic, and I followed him through the entire story, ending up incredibly satisfied as a reader.
I give this book my highest recommendation, so if you've read it and didn't like it, you probably wouldn't like many of my reading choices.
Barb B. writes, "I thought you were knitting a scarf? when did it turn into a sweater?"
I was crocheting a scarf and knitting the bottom of a sweater. Even though the Lavold stitch pattern was long and narrow, it was always meant to be a sweater. I guess that's what I get for working on multiple projects.
bjrest asks, "Will you be attending the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival?"
No, not this year. Despite my distaste for last year's crowds, I will probably go back to Rhinebeck this year, and I try to limit myself to one or the other each year.