First: The book proposal didn't happen on the 10th, so that means it should be this Friday, the 17th. There's no guarantee, unfortunately, because it has already been put off a couple of times, but I've got my fingers crossed that this is it. I've been keeping pretty cool throughout this process, but now that it seems like this is a solid date, I'm starting to get nervous. Eek! Here's a sneak peek at one of the projects I prepared for the proposal. Shh, don't tell.
I can't really tell you much about it, because any project that ends up in the book is supposed to be new-to-the-world. Sneak peeks are okay, but full disclosure is a no-no. So, if the book goes through, you can read all about this in the book, and if it doesn't go through, I'll tell you all about it next weekend.
Everything Else: Less than two weeks to vacation! Woohoo! Mostly, I think two weeks from now is SO FAR AWAY and I can't wait for vacation, but a little part of me is all "OMG, only two weeks?!?!? I have SO MUCH to do before then! Ack!" My schedule at work has been picking up as they assign me more books, and I have so many things I need to get out the door, to authors, proofreaders, indexers, etc., before I leave for vacation. It's going to be another crazy couple of weeks! But, I don't think it will be anything like the end of July (I hope!).
In spite of being busy at work, I had a pretty nice week. I re-read the sixth Harry Potter book and then FINALLY read the seventh. I like the HP books, but I'm not a huge, crazy super-fan, but despite that, I just couldn't seem to put book seven down. All of my spare time was spent reading until I finished it. I did really enjoy it, and I'm satisfied with the close of the series, but now I'm glad to have my life back. It felt like I fell into a Harry Potter black hole for a few days! It's been nice to do something other than obsessively read these past couple days. I did a bit of spinning on the English Gardens bombyx and some knitting on Fleurette. The end is near with Fleurette, so if I get some quality time with it, it ought to be an FO soon. I'm looking forward to finishing it and planning for a new project. I've got a few ideas for my next knitting project, but I may end up being boring and starting my holiday knitting early. Socks, here I come! Of course, if the book goes through, I'll be working on projects for that for quite awhile.
My last bit of spinnerly news is that I received a very nice package in the mail this week from June
. She and I swapped some fibers and I'm very pleased with my end of the deal! She sent me some bombyx, dyed in beautiful blues and greens, a Twosheep original,
and some lovely merino and silk that she carded together.