No school lessons. A wee bit more free time. An extra pair of hands to help with dinner prep and clean up (thanks, Mom). All of these things add up to more knitting and reading this week. I finished the body of my black Annabel and am working through one sleeve. I think I should have it completed for next week. Exciting!
Even more exciting is discovering stumbling upon a new yarn store in the area. On Friday, we (grandmother, mother and daughter) had a girls'-day-out and visited 3 yarns stores nearby. We intended to visit only the first being that we did not know the other two existed. (the owner of the first store told us of the other two stores) Good thing she did (or not so good depending on how you look at it...he he)... at any rate, I came home with a linen yarn (Louet Euroflax in Pewter) and a few skeins of Berroco Seduce in Graphite. I'm thinking of a simple lacy scarf for the Euroflax, but the jury's still out for the Berroco yarn. Might go back and buy more to make this top or this one. I saw a sample knit of the 2nd top at the store and bought a pattern since I like the ruching on the front. But with my ahem figure, it may not be the best match. We'll see.
At night I've been reading a combination of things: various cookbooks, recipes, printouts from Heather's 30-Day Vegan workshop, and An Everlasting Meal by Tamar Adler. After reading Amanda's post on the book (read her post - she very eloquently talks about the book!), I ordered it from the library. Haven't gotten too far but am enjoying what I've read up to this point. The author makes you approach eating in a new way; it's more of mini 'essays'. (No, no...not the boring and lengthy paragraphs that we were forced to write and read about in school!) These 'essays' are filled with lively adjectives and tidbits on how to use foods in a creative and common sense way rather than recipes per se. How to Boil Water is the very first chapter heading...interesting, indeed!
So what are you reading and knitting for Ginny's Yarn Along this week?