There's not much happening on the knitting/crochet front this week as we're busy with holiday preparations and daily swimming lessons for the lad. And a miracle - after three years of being absolutely terrified of the water, and hence us hardly ever venturing to a pool, Little Miss suddenly decided that she wants to go swimming today too. She's funny like that - so totally determined not to do something, and then when she decides to do it - in her own time - just gets on with it without a fuss. Should be an interesting afternoon.
The upshot of this is that not much has changed since Sunday's post, except that Saffron is almost finished, just the last sleeve to knit. Here's the back - I'll save the front ruffle shot for Friday.
KNITTING: Saffron by Elena Nodel
I've enjoyed making this for her so much that I've just bought some yarn to make something else. Yes, I am destashing, but this is some VERY bright colourful Marble DK (nothing like it in my stash) that she chose in the Deramores sale and I think it'll be a perfect antidote to yet more overcast and gloomy skies, which you can see from the picture taken this morning.
After finishing The Earth Hums in B Flat (which I enjoyed) last week, I've downloaded plenty of new books from the Kindle Reading Marathon. I've picked up some bargains and some unknown books I thought would be worth a try for less than £1. Last night I started The Scent of Lemon Leaves. The book is told from the perspectives of Juliàn an elderly man with a terminal illness and Sandra, a pregnant single woman at a crossroads in her life. Their paths look set to cross via an elderly Norwegian couple who Juliàn has been led to believe may be former Nazis from his days in a concentration camp. The blurb tell me it's a tale of redemption, self-discovery and exploration and so far I like it.