Wow, it's been a while. I'll just blame school for that and move right along.

First things first, I finally launched my Zoe Pattern! Take a look at it following the link to the right, or look me up on Ravelry! It's a lovely little free pattern and a great way to use up your stashed sock yarn. That's pretty much why I made it!

I have two more patterns in the works. The first is a super chunky cowl knit up on super bulky yarn that only takes about an hour to make. The second is a hat pattern that will be available in the pattern packet for the Hill Country Yarn Crawl. More on those in the not-too-distant future.

When I'm not reading for school, teaching, writing papers, or doing other homework I generally knit. But lately I've been reading a lot. It all goes back to my re-obsession with The Beatles that started back in July. I recently picked up Philip Norman's Shout! The Beatles in Their Generation and have been totally devouring it. And I think it has rekindled my passion for reading, or maybe actually helped me have one. I generally hate reading. I think grad school ruined reading for me. But I really want to get back into reading, so I've made myself a To Be Read list.

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It's not quite as ambitious as M-----l's (or anyone else that has made up a list of TBRs, to be honest), but this list does not factor in the 500+ pages I read every week for my graduate coursework. These are things I want to read For Me. Because I Want To. Not because I Have To. If you can't tell I'm not a fiction book person. I stick pretty much only with non-fiction books. I'm hoping I can read all of these before the end of October. I think I can do it.

I've found some crochet patterns that have inspired me lately. I also just ordered a few new knitting and crochet books from KnitPicks that have fun patterns in them. (Gotta love 40% off book sales.) M-----l, there may be some crocheted weird creature things coming your way in the near future. You have been warned.

Until next time,
ek