~ Two of my favorite things are knitting and reading, and the evidence of this often shows up in my photographs. I love seeing what other people are knitting and reading as well. So, what are you knitting or crocheting right now? What are you reading? Take a photo and share it either on your blog or on Flickr. Leave a link below to share your photo with the rest of us! ~
A gorgeous skein of cashmere yarn has been sitting on my shelf since just before Christmas, just waiting for the time to be right. February in Virginia? Sunny marmalade colored yarn? Perfect! I am knitting up a quick and lacy cowl and enjoying every stitch.
Reading….(for those of you who are Little House fans) I did go on to read The First Four Years. Honestly, I was feeling a little weird by the time I got to the end of These Happy Golden Years, but having The First Four Years in my possession, I felt compelled to read it too. I remember having these amazing insightful thoughts about my feelings regarding these books, but alas, I’ve forgotten them. At any rate, I don’t believe I will be rereading those two books, and I may have to change my mind about which of the Little House books is my favorite. My book club is reading a short story collection, Family Happiness, by Tolstoy. I read the title story, but couldn’t go on, for no other reason than the fact that Tolstoy and I aren’t currently a good match apparently. (I’ve not read any of his other more famous books.)
I did get really excited about a children’s picture book called Extra Yarn this week. I’ve been eagerly awaiting it’s release for some time and love it so much that I even carried it with me last week so that I could read it to my little knitting students. Any children’s book about knitting is worth owning I do believe. This one has great illustrations and the story is cute as well. It’s been a big hit at my house.