The break wasn't an idle one, we've been very busy vacationing, enjoying everything summer has to offer, enjoying one another and just trying to get away with as much lazy living as possible. A peak into our summer:
I even have some crafty projects to share. My husband asked me to make him something to cover his iPad with. I got right on it and am very pleased with the result. In retrospect I would have added a few more rows - or better yet, checked my gauge before I started. I knit and crochet so tight, but never, ever check my gauge. Very bad, I know, and it's going to get me into trouble some day!
I love cable patterns. They look so complicated but are so easy. A knitting fake-out. You can find the pattern here.
As for reading, I finished Barbara Kingsolvers "The poisonwood bible". I have been curious about that book for years but never wanted to read it because it was on Oprah's book club. Ridiculous, right? But the book was really, really good. I love that it was written from the point of few of the five main characters, who were all so very different. Not only was the story entertaining and interesting, but I got to thinking about what hard work must have been behind this book. So much research about the history and politics of Congo, and the Congolese way of living. I definitely recommend it.
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