Instead of books, I'm going to talk about knitting today. I've just returned from the yarn shop, where I spent too much money. I bought yarn for the Verdant Shawl. It calls for lace yarn in five colors. The yarn shop didn't have the yarn the pattern specified, so I had to substitute. I bought these:
I've been thinking about dish cloths recently, and want to experiment with gauge and with different yarns than the usual Sugar n Cream, so I also picked up these:
The green yarn on the top is made of hemp, which is apparently more durable than cotton. The yarn on the bottom is cotton, but interesting colors and is softer & thinner than what I usually use.
While I had the camera out, I thought I'd take a photo of this. I knit these over the winter. Off the top of my head I can't remember the pattern. I'll have to see if I can find it so I can post it on Ravelry.
And this is Chloe investigating the yarn, because she's cute.