Saturday, May 28, 2011
You've probably imagined I'd never be showing any more craft related items on this blog ... but this week I've actually managed to finish not one but two handknit items - a cardigan for myself and another one for S. Of course I must say they are long overdue, since I started one last year and the other more than 2.5 years ago. They were properly blocked and dry this morning but I couldn't find any suitable buttons so any proper photos will only be taken when we come back from vacation.
We're taking a short holiday in North Wales this next week, and are staying in beautiful Snowdonia, with some quick stops along the way in Shrewsbury, Chester and York. We badly need a break, and since I'm starting a new job the week after I intend to make the most of it.
With little S. to take care of I doubt I'll have much reading time, but nevertheless I've picked a few titles I'm planning to read. I won't be carrying any books though (which is great, since S. needs a whole bag just for herself ...) - I've owned a Kindle since last Christmas and I must say it's been a lifesaver when it comes to traveling. Anyway, here's what I selected:
- Clara and Mr Tiffany, by Susan Vreeland. I've been a fan of Ms Vreeland since Girl in Hyacinth Blue and Passion of Artemisia, but recently I read Life Studies which I enjoyed less.
- The invisible bridge, by Julie Orringer
- Girl in translation, by Jean Kwok
- Every last one, by Anna Quindlen