Summer Has Arrived

Today is kind of bittersweet. It looks fantastic outside. The sun is shining. There is a nice breeze in the trees.

Then you actually go outside, and realize that the world is your sauna. Hello heatwave. Hello Air Conditioner.

If this is how I get to spend yet another summer, I can imagine that I am going to get a lot of knitting done. Which isn’t a bad thing, especially since I have so many things to finish.

I am feeling a little nostalgic today. The end of May is approaching and that means I’ve been out of High School for 10 years. It’s a strange feeling. So much has happened, and yet so little has happened in 10 years. I am still in college, but I’ve lived in 4 states, learned to knit, traveled coast to coast and also to Europe and Asia, and got married. In many ways, I feel inadequate compared to my classmates. But I realize that I still have an incredibly full life. Things feel so paradoxical right now.

Summer Reading

My best friend from High School recently emailed me about The Gormenghast Novels by Mervyn Peake, and highly recommended them. She is such a lovely person. I was touched that she would think about me for a book recommendation, but then again this is how we became close friends. Her review of this series made me interested, so I went to Barnes and Noble to buy it. She is a kindred spirit, so I have a good feeling about these books. Especially since I am an already devoted Tolkien fan.

It is exciting to be able to reconnect with a very old and special friend through literature.

It also helped to have something new and shiny to look at since I decided to frog back the sleeve on my Sand Tracks Cardigan. Oh well, this knits up faster than the body and it will look better.

What’s on your reading list this summer?

Published by BrandieKnits

I am a reader of many beautiful things, a fantastic knitter and a lover of wine. I love writing stories. I am a daydreamer and very neurotic, but my husband married me anyway. Bless that man. Really, I am just a girl who finally figured out what she wants in life.

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