I started my Color Affection shawl.
Couldn't resist casting on as soon as I got home from the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival.
I bought the yarn from Miss Babs. It's squishy and wonderful. It's her monochrome "Yummy" sock yarn. And yes, it is yummy.
The picture is really dark, so I'll include a picture of the yarn that I took outside which is much truer to what it looks like in person.
The yellow is my favorite. The nice woman in the booth went all the way out to the van to get it for me. I had seen it in a three skein combo, but not on it's own. I went down there with the perfect yellow yarn in my head. I'm so happy to have found it. I started with the yellow, then added the grey/purple and the third part will include all three colors and ending with the dark purple. It's going quickly so far, but I know that as I increase two stitches every row, the rows will begin to get very long.
Last night my oldest boy had a baseball game and Chase fell asleep in the car, so I was able to park the car at the field and knit for over an hour uninterrupted. Heaven!
I am almost done with Sing You Home by Jodi Picoult.
Wow. This book gives you so many things to think about. Jodi Picoult has a wonderful way of taking very controversial topics and creating a novel around it. This one does not disappoint. I am looking forward to finding out what happens in the end.
And see those other two books? I'm very excited to read them both.
They are birthday presents from my husband.
The Art of Fielding was recommended by a friend. It follows a baseball story, so it's funny that I'm actually going to read about baseball when I spend 5 days of the week at the baseball fields.
The Uninvited Guests just came out and sounds like a fun read.
For the people that read this blog and have kids, I wanted to include the new book that Dalton is reading. He is sooooooo excited about this. The local bookstore in town asked for some middle readers to pick out a pre-released book and review it. Well, my son was beyond happy to be chosen to do this for the August newsletter. My oldest boy is so much like me it's scary. He picked out this book,
The Land of Stories, The Wishing Well by Chris Colfer.
There was a handwritten note in the book from the author. He thought this was so cool.
Ends up the author is the actor on Glee that plays Kurt Hummel. The note that Chris wrote says that writing a novel was a promise he made to himself when he was ten years old.
Dalton is ten right now. He now has decided that he wants to be a book reviewer and get PAID to read! Love it. That's my boy.
And just a few pictures of my other boys...
G's first catch in the pond this year. Nice!
My never sit still, curious, constant movement 9 1/2 month old baby boy.
Today is my birthday. There are 34 candles on my cake.
I am enjoying my coffee right now, going to have lunch with a dear friend and thanks to MomMom in the weather department up there, I think we get to cancel the outdoor fishing boy scout meeting at my house and I'll get to go out to dinner with my favorite four men at my favorite restaurant :)
The Coop will be closed today. We are going to start opening up on Fridays from 10-4 and soon we will be open on Saturdays. We'll put the sign out!!!!
Joining in again with Ginny at Small Things and all the other wonderful knitters out there.
Have a wonderful day and happy knitting.