Friday, April 24, 2015

Tank Girl


Is it just me, or has this week been dragging? It just feels so slow. But the weekend is almost here now, and the Battleship tank is still trucking along! I am a little nervous about the length of this top-I like my tops a little longer, which usually isn't too much of an issue, since I'm on the short end of average. But I started this project with way less yarn than recommended, and it's going to be a tight finish to see if my modifications were enough to stretch what I have. Sorry for the awkward mirror selfie, but as you can see, the top is definitely fitting much better, and is in good shape to get completed this weekend.

Over in book land, I've been on a bit of a poetry kick this week. I reread Fern Hill, Crossing the Water, The Spirit Level, and Thomas and Beulah, all in two nights! I definitely don't recommend reading poetry quickly for the first time, but I've read all these so many times that I really just wanted to revisit the sounds of the words. I'm trying to decide if I'm emotionally ready to commit to A Feast for Crows yet, but I think I'm going to wait a little longer.

And in totally unrelated news, our tulips are finally up:


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  1. That's looking great! Can't wait to see the finished item :-)
    Those tulips are stunning - they're my favourite flower - I just love how colourful they are!

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    1. Thanks! I'm always surprised by our tulips for some reason-they're always the first thing to come back in our yard, and they're shockingly bright against all the dirt :)

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  2. What beautiful tulips! And battleship is coming along so nicely (:

    If you are interested you should check out Mary Oliver, I love her poetry!! Here is a little bio on her
    http://www.poetryfoundation.org/bio/mary-oliver
    I also like john o'donohue, my most favorite poem in the world is his -- 'Fluent'
    http://www.poetry-chaikhana.com/blog/2011/05/20/john-odonohue-fluent/

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    1. Thanks for the recommendations! I love finding new poets, and I haven't read either of these before :)

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  3. That top is so cute! It looks like it will be a great warm-weather layer. And hooray for spring!

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    1. Thank you! I'm sure it will get a lot of wear on the weekends, and I'm hoping it will work well under a cardigan for work as well :)

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  4. I hope you do have enough yarn! It would be a shame if you didn't, since it looks so nice so far. I hope you have a wonderful week! Love the tulips!

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    1. Thanks! It looks like I'm going to squeeze by with just enough-excellent!

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  5. fingers crossed that you have enough yarn.....living on the edge!!! Our tulips are gone already. makes me sad. :(

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    1. Aw man :( I'm hoping our tulips stick around for a couple more weeks, but who knows.

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