How, you may ask, is it possible to mess up garter stitch? Well, when you have a LOT of stitches on a circular needle and you are knitting back and forth, it's is quite easy to miss the fact that you are at the end of a row. Without realizing it, you (or should I say "I"?) are suddenly knitting in the round.
I guess the good news is that it is possible to frog Icelandic wool and get it back on the needles with no problem. These rows are incredibly long, though, so it's kind of a bummer to have reknit them. But there was no way I could live with a mistake that big!
As for reading, I haven't quite finished Keep the Aspidistra Flying by Orwell. That man was an amazing writer. This novel, which looks at the role of money on personal relationships, is both engrossing and thought-provoking. I isn't a beach-type read, however.
Keep Calm and Ginny for Yarn Along.