It is nice to be back to knitting during school hours (when that allows). I'm working on the TINY tea leaves cardi for Laura. I'm using the nicest yarn. I think it is merino, if I remember correctly, and I recycled it from a thrift store sweater. I can't wait to see the finished sweater!
One of the girls in my Knit Club has angora rabbits! This past week she brought in a little swatch she had harvested, spun, and knit!!! I couldn't get over the silky softness of this swatch! Softer than anything I could imagine. I think I'd like to cuddle one of those rabbits!!!
Here are the two cushions I embroidered during the Lord of the Rings marathon. The orange color doesn't come through well in the photo, but I love how they look in the living room.
And the Queen Anne's Lace:
As for reading:
Having always been interested in the medical field, I do love the glimpse into the lives of the midwives that this book provides. Interestingly, my youngest sister was delivered at home by a British midwife who was then practicing in Pennsylvania. She was the a quiet, gentle but strong, extremely knowledgeable older woman that I have always admired. I can't help but think of her while reading these stories. And it is fun to recall my own experiences with British midwives and the two home births we had in Scotland.
Sarah's Cottage by D. E. Stevenson was recommended to me this week by my friend Rachel in New Zealand. Since Stevenson is a favorite author I was eager to read it and Michael didn't even have to have it sent via Interlibrary loan but found it at our local library when he went to inquire for me! (Normally, all our books are retrieved from the city library system, but they don't have many Stevensons and I can't request interlibrary loans due to the fact that we don't live in the city limits. This means a trip to the local library, which we only patronize for interlibrary loans).
My Heart's in the Lowlands: Ten Days in Bonny Scotland by Liz Curtis Higgs was picked up from the library and begun today. I'm not sure this book would be of interest to anyone unless they particularly love Scotland but I figured I might enjoy it and get a few ideas of places to visit. We shall see........
And now for the presidential debates, which may provide some knitting time!!!
Oh, and hop over to Ginny's for more ideas on books and knitting.
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