Thankfully, the aforementioned grant proposal is short and relatively quick to throw together, so the first draft is now finished and out for comments. Whew!
To return to a topic from a few days ago, I’m about a quarter of the way into A Million Little Pieces which really is about rather severely broken people (as the title suggests). It’s very good and captivating, but I have to put it down after every thirty or forty pages.. I was talking to someone who’d already finished it yesterday who mentioned that they just flew through it. I think the difference is that I can put faces on some of those characters; they’re not abstractions. I know people who could easily be the people in this book. Not well, but I know (or knew them) well enough that it’s a touch too close to the bone to poke at for very long at a time. And, well, we just won’t talk about the whole bit about the dentist.. *shudder*
But the lovely soft gorgeous CashSoft socks are almost finished. I have half the foot left on the second one and it should get finished tonight. Whee! Warm soft socks as a reward for crunching out something on short notice! Then all I’ll have on needles is the tank I’m making for me out of the cotton/silk stuff. I was trying to entertain the idea of making a Mickey Mouse baby blanket for my cousin-in-law, but I have had absolutely no luck finding an intarsia Mickey silhouette, so she may just get a little sweater with Mickey buttons or something. We’ll see how motivated I get this weekend as the shower is next weekend.