How good it has to get the knitting needles back out! I cast on this simple shawl last week and it has been such a joy to work on. A simple pattern that truly requites no thought, it has been the perfect summer project. It has accompanied us to the fireworks, the playground, picnics and BBQs, and quiet evenings on the front porch watching the girls play. I can see myself knitting a few more of these for gifts in the future.
As for reading, I just received a copy of Shannon Honeybloom's Making a Family Home. It is a quick read with lovely photos. She walks the reading through each room/area of your home discussing purpose and function. How to make space meet all the family members needs.
So what are you knitting and reading? It is so inspiring to see what others are working on.