The Kuura Shawl is a fun knit and the pattern is quite easy to memorize with only brief glances just to make sure. I highly recommend this pattern. On the right is my same same cardigan and I consider it my hearty knitting project. Currently I'm on the body keeping track of button hole placement, pleating, and waist shaping. So as you can guess, there's a lot going on and sweeps away any boredom that could possibly descend when doing stockinette stitch with fingering weight yarn.
The Orchardist by Amanda Coplin is turning out to be a fantastic read. The beginning chapter was distracting for me because of her great love of the semicolon. Seriously-they are in almost every other sentence in the first chapter. But then something wonderful happened, the plot jumped out grabbed my attention and now the semicolon dispair has taken a back seat in my mind. The characters are distinctly interesting and what's best is I have no clue where this story is going, so I read some more.
What are you knitting and reading?