An Absence (And Now a Return)

exodus paul anton jones

I haven’t blogged in a week. It was a semi-unplanned absence, but nevertheless a welcome one. I spent the past week reading some great books and knitting my sock. My favorite book that I’ve read recently is Exodus by Paul Antony Jones. It’s the sequel to Extinction Point and I would highly recommend both of these books. The premise of the story is pretty simple, but terrifying: what would happen if everyone on earth, save for one woman (the protagonist), suddenly died? Both of these books have convinced me that being the last person alive would be very horrible indeed.

Anyway, other than that, there hasn’t been that much going on. As I said, I’ve been reading and knitting (and not writing nearly enough!). I’ll have to change that this week, as I have lots of writing-related things I want to work on.

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3 thoughts on “An Absence (And Now a Return)

  1. Hi Natalie. Knitting? Socks? Since I am a frantic sock knitter (while listening to Russian and French audio books, among other things) as a break from translating, I thought you might enjoy these links if you are not using them already… 2 socks at a time, toe up… once you’ve tried it, there is no going back 🙂

    http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?feature=plpp&v=y_YG_DleQOU

    http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?feature=relmfu&v=34FELtPXEPA

    http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=zu5YAKsAEpY&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3Dzu5YAKsAEpY

    Enjoy…

    1. Catherine, thank for the links. I started my sock before I knew about the two at a time method, so I’ve been working on my sock slowly but surely, from the cuff down, using double-pointed needles. I definitely want to try doing two at a time – it seems like it would go a lot faster! 🙂

      1. well, next time, it will spare you the “second-sock syndrom”… magic loop method with a long cable is essential… the needles don’t fall, you always have your entire project together 😉 I can’t knit any other way now, even for a sweater, etc.

        It may be a little faster in the end, but when you’re done, you’re done, and both socks are identical…

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