Plenty of knitting has been happening around here. Knitting is always a good thing to take on trips and since we've had a trip to Church Camp and a trip to Chicago, there has been ample time for such things.
Rachel knitted this Blue Tit for Grandma for her birthday. I thought she did such a good job! She used this pattern which can be found on Ravelry.
Our friend, Karen, is visiting with us from Airdrie, Scotland! Sometime ago she expressed interest in a mug cozy and her visit was a good time to try one. She claims it keeps her coffee hot for a much longer period than normal! :) It was so easy to make with some of my felted sweaters.
Other gift knitting is happening but can't be revealed at this time. Perhaps next week........
And now for words.......
Coming Home by Rosamunde Pilcher was finished at Church Camp. Such a lovely book! Pilcher is now one of my favorite authors. I believe she has written somewhere around 20 books so I am looking forward to savoring each and every one in the years ahead. I must not allow myself to read them all at once or the pleasure will be spoilt.
A Summer In Skye by Alexander Smith is a book I've just begun. I have a very old, antique copy which I am reading. One of my goals for the next year is to read books set in, or about, Scotland as much as possible in preparation for our trip there next fall. I'm kind of choosing books on whims as I hear about them or come across them. I've begun A Summer in Skye and from it have ordered several Sir Walter Scott novels as well as a biography of Scott.
The piles are as high as ever by my bed and on my bookshelf. However, this is a great pleasure in life and I am very thankful for it.
You can hop over to Ginny's blog today to read more about books and knitting.