As promised in my Sunday YoP update, I have wound my second skein of Knit Picks Shimmer and got back to work on the Jane Austen shawl. I'm not sure you can tell from the photo, but this yarn cake is nowhere near as neat and tidy as the first one.
This is mostly down to the fact that I had no assistance in winding it, so had to use my right foot and hand as a swift while working the ball winder with my left hand. It's all a bit loose. I did try to take a photo of it to demonstrate how ridiculous it all was, but that proved impossible. I am now more determined than ever to buy myself a proper swift! I've found this one on ebay which is a very reasonable price, I just need to get around to ordering one. I will definitely do this before I start my Hypernova, as I refuse to wind the Wollmeise badly!
This week's book is Unseen Academicals by Terry Pratchett. This is my first read of it, having not been excited about it when it first came out a couple of years ago. I think the Discworld books are great, but the later ones are a bit hit and miss. I loved Going Postal, for example, but found Making Money to be a bit too much of the same thing. So far, this new one is proving to be a bit... odd. I'm sure it will pick up, in fact it started to pick up this morning, but I don't think it's going to jump straight to the top of my list. It's a bad sign that I'm already looking forward to the next book I plan to read after this one!
More WIPs at Tami's and more Yarn Along at Ginny's.
*Because I'm too tired to come up with a witty and/or entertaining post title