This week I am reading The Help and The Dirty Life. Both books are really really good. I am glad that I have two great books going on at the same time. For knitting I am working on my Swallowtail Shawl. I am on Chart three and each row is taking longer and longer because the shawl is getting wider. This shawl has been a tiny challenge when I make a mistake or drop a stitch. The yarn is slick because of the alpaca content. I have learned not to quit mid row! Below is a close up of the Swallowtail. That gorgeous gold cotton yarn is going to be this pattern. I am winding it into a ball this morning. The yarn is sticky so it is taking longer than I thought. My "swift" is two chairs back to back. I think I see a possible future Christmas gift for me :)
I can honestly say that I haven't been knitting much. We have been swamped with high school band, prom, band banquet and tonight the academic banquet. Everyday there is something going on the calendar! Just think in three months there will be nothing on the calendar. I look forward to the quietness and slowness of the fall but I know I will miss my kids very much when they are off at their universities.
Please go over to Ginny's blog~Small Things and see what others are knitting and reading! It is always lots of fun.