catching up on some knitting project sharing... this is the fanciest thing i have ever knit up and it was really fun! i have been doing a lot of sweaters and felted things that require rows and rows (and endless rows...) of stockinette in the round and this pattern was such a joyful break from all of those knit stitches! this was made as a gift for my daughter's class teacher at the end of last school year (yes, friends, before the summer...) and i am really happy with the results.
i also should note that though i have knitted many, many things... this is the first item that i have actually blocked correctly! (the others were just sort of ironed with steam and sent on their way...) I may have to block correctly from now on because i have to admit that it shaped well and held it's form beautifully after correct blocking!
pattern : traveling woman
as far as the reading has been going for me, though i dont have any photos of the lovely library books i have been into, i have really been enjoying Sarah Addison Allen's books lately. I started with The Girl Who Chased the Moon, took a brief hiatus to read The Orchard (a sweet, well written novel by Jeffrey Stepakoff), then read Garden Spells and am currently starting The Sugar Queen. I still have The Peach Keeper to go and might need to savor that one as it is her last so far. Her writing is light and mixes life, a little bit of magic and of course some love. I also read Falling Home at the start of the summer after reading The Help and both were good (The Help was really good!). I am just glad that after 3 years of not really reading fiction, I am into that groove of picking up a novel at the end of the day rather than turning to the computer (as much!) for movies, shows or other online distractions... Dont get me wrong, i still like to watch good things, but reading is much more calming for me these days when i can savor the silence and soak in some storytime of my own...