Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Words and Wool

This week on the wool front I've been working hard on my crochet afghan. I do love the colors I'm using and it is relaxing work. 

I also received a surprise package in the mail from Scotland! My friend sent over a beautiful cardigan she knitted for Laura -- isn't it gorgeous!!!! And a ruffly scarf she knitted for me! How exciting. 

And here is the nightstand in its current state. Christina put me onto Nella Last's Peace: The Post-War Diaries Of Housewife, 49 . There are several books in the series and this is the first one I have access to. I love how Nella writes of her everyday life in Post-War Britain.

The only teen fiction books I have ever gotten into are the Flavia de Luce novels by Alan Bradley. This one, I Am Half-Sick of Shadows: A Flavia de Luce Novel, has been rather disappointing so far, mostly because the customary murder did not take place until half way through the book?!! Otherwise, I have gobbled up Bradley's books in the past. (They are set in post-war Britain as well -- um, maybe post WWI?)

Michael is away this week. As usual there is too much to do -- everything I don't get done in the winter I want to get done in the summer, as well as find time to relax. :) But we did just have our Diamond Jubilee celebration and I will post more on that later this week. Now I'm off to begin the task of planning for the next school year.

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DesertSnowdrop said...

That is the cutest sweater! What a great friend!

Happy Whimsical Hearts said...

What a sweet little sweater ~ I am sure it will be adored

Charis's Mum said...

Such a cute sweater.