The best part of going to Cobbs though, is the lack of noise and distraction. Being there gives you lots of time to relax, and lots of time for reading. I started/finished two books while I was there. Lady Oracle by Margaret Atwood and Player Piano by Kurt Vonnegut. This was Vonnegut's first novel, and also the first Vonnegut I'd ever read. I enjoyed it very much.
Weirdly, these two books, and the book I read before for that (Dune by Frank Herbert) all had main characters named Paul.
I also got a chance to do a lot of knitting over there. I was working on a beret for myself, out of this really beautiful olive colored yarn. This is one of the first projects I've done though, that I'm really, truly disappointed by. You see, I went out and bought new needles so I could follow the pattern exactly. It was supposed to look like this:
But it ended up looking like this: So tight and tiny! It's nothing even remotely like a beret. It's a beanie! The hat band is actually so tight that it gives me headaches if I keep it on. Clearly, the girl who made this pattern is some kind of baby-headed freak! I'm pretty sad that I put so much time, and such a gorgeous yarn into such a failure of a hat. Oh well, live and learn, I suppose. Perhaps It's time I started making my own patterns instead of depending on other peoples. And perhaps I'll give this miniature to my little cousin.