The past week or so I’ve been working as much as possible on this test knit. It’s a summery top called the Minaret Crop which I plan to wear over dresses and such as a light and colorful layer. Admittedly, it’s been a bit difficult at times working with the yarn, beautiful though it is. It’s mostly cotton (75% cotton, 25% wool) and it does make me realize what an amazing fiber wool is with it’s squishy stretchiness. Cotton is much harder on my hands. Also, this yarn is lace weight while the pattern called for fingering weight, so my knitting progress has been a bit slower than I expected. I hope to finish it up soon and be able to wear it before it gets too crazy hot here in North Carolina.
I’m still reading along in Mystics and Misfits, and the children and I are reading Moominland Midwinter (well, we started it a bit ago but I’m not sure if they’re into it now that we are out of the snowy cold weather) as well as The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. Last week we still had some really cold days, but this last weekend we spent at the beach with Brandon’s parents and the last couple of days here have been quite hot. This warm weather makes me think about hot afternoons lounging around on the couch together reading and reading. I’m looking forward to wrapping up another school year (by God’s grace!) and having a summer break filled with gardening, hiking, camping, outdoor adventures, and lots of read-alouds. I’m already making a mental list of books I hope to get to. Do share any you recommend!