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Yarnalong - the one with the Domain Gardens

We’ve joined a running group, which meets near the Botanical Gardens 6.30pm on Tuesdays. Since I finish work closer to 4.30, I went and sat under a tree, in the sun to knit and wait. It was delightful.
On Tuesday I was knitting the top of the second sleeve of my Tomten. I can’t finish it until I get my yarn back,  which is driving me a bit insane, but at least it will be ready to go when that happens, which should be Saturday next week.
I’m listening to 18 and Life,  Sebastian Bach’s  (from the 90s rock group Skid Row) memoir, read by the man himself. Since about three months ago I was thinking “I wonder what happened to Sebastian Bach” when I saw this on Audible I had to listen to it. It’s fun, if, like many (most?) memoirs, rather one sided.
Ahh, Skid Row in the early 90s. So much hair.
I’m reading Fields of Fire, by Marcos Kloos. It’s the fifth book of the series, and I think each book is a little better than the previous one. Also a fun read, rather than anything challenging or too serious.
As always on a Wednesday I’m joining in with Ginny and the Yarnalong. Pop over to her blog to see what she, and the rest of the yarnalong are knitting and reading this week.

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