Late on Wednesday, but I was at work all day so I only now found time to quickly plunk all my knitting on the table after bringing boy #3 to bed. Boy #1 is doing his loom bands and boy #2 is watching Transformers on TV. D is tinkering with something he built in his workshop earlier. It's a typical summer break early evening scene.
Knitting has been slow this week. I am still feeling the effects of the cold I picked up in Germany - to be honest, I'm not sure it's even still the same cold. It might be that it asked a few friends along, because this cough feels slightly different, plus I also have a sinus infection now. I'm also back at work of course, which means that daytime knitting isn't really happening at the moment. I have a day off on Friday and I might take the boys to the cinema so we'll see if that generates some knitting time...
Still, work has progressed. I'm still knitting along on the Garter Yoke cardi and am nearing the end of the garter section. All the shaping has kept this bit interesting, but it's also been a bit difficult to keep track of the rows while sneaking a bit of knitting in while sitting with the family.
I've also knitted a little more on the Lombard Street sock. I'm enjoying the pattern but progress has been slow. I think I may knit a bit more tonight.
As for my reading, I've (slowly) been working through David Pirie's Beginnings of Sherlock Holmes books which are based on the Murder Rooms television series (which is excellent), which he also scripted. They are fiction, but have biographical elements to do with Arthur Conan Doyle's life and his friendship with his mentor Doctor Bell. He writes the fictional adventures and criminal investigations of the two as Doyle's inspiration for his fictional detective. It's really clever in mixing fiction and fact and it's well written, and I've really enjoyed the books.