Well, since my two-week hiatus from the internet, I've missed a couple of yarn-alongs. My last one was February 9th ... and I mentioned reading Sweater Quest as I'd heard good things about it. Don't waste your time -- she's got great info about fair-isle knitting, but it's random and rude, the language is a bit much (she swears alot in her writing!) and she jumps on the "dissing Alice Starmore" bandwagon. Carmen, you were right ... I guess I should listen to you more, huh? I hate when books let me down.
At least I was able to post the design for Victoria's Tee that I'd been working on for numerous yarn-alongs during the hiatus!
Snow on the Mountains vest in cashmere (a commission project). This raspberry cashmere is almost idential in color to the "Victoria's Tee" ... must be the new popular color.
The kids and I are reading Eion Colfer's Airman ... now this is a great read! Set in Ireland in the early 1900s, it's a bit of Man in the Iron Mask but with great early aviation tidbits. All of us are really enjoying it. I'm in the middle of Linking Your Beads: the Rosary's History, Mystery and Prayers which is really well-done. I'm learning tons about the rosary -- something that wasn't taught in my years of Catholic-school education (since I was in school during the post-Vatican 2, enlightened period in San Francisco!). I'm also working my way through St. Louis Marie deMontfort's Total Consecration so that I can do my consecration to Jesus thru Mary on my wedding anniversary: March 25th (Feast of the Annunciation!).
So how is your knitting and reading week going? Check out Ginny's yarn-along post and add your own link. Don't forget to check out all the lovely ladies doing the same ... it's great fun and you'll get great ideas for books to read (or read-aloud!).