It is just too cold to pull off a decent post this evening. It’s only 5F (-15C) with a brisk wind blowing making it feel even colder. My bus was late on my way home and I had to wait for close to half an hour. Brrr!

I thought I’d tell you about a fun book I just picked up at the library, Knitting for Nerds by Toni Carr. I don’t know if I have ever mentioned before that I knit. I don’t knit a lot, not as much as I used to because of the tendonitis in my wrist, but it is something I still very much enjoy when I can.

Knitting for Nerds is a hoot. It has thirty projects in it inspired by science fiction, fantasy and comics. There is a Doctor Who scarf, hobbit feet slippers, Star Trek Next Generation pullover, a Firefly inspired scarf, socks, and sweater coat, and space princess hats including Princess Leia’s iconic buns. I won’t be making the bun hat, but I do like the Firefly inspired coat and I am nerdy enough to make the Star Trek sweater too. However, given the rate at which I knit these days, it will be a very long time before either of these will be completed. But when they are I will be the coolest seventy-something old lady around!

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