I am so pleased with the darling buttons I found for the little Clementine sweater I've been knitting for a friend's baby! The only step left is to send it on for a sweet baby girl who is due soon! I also knit up a quick spa cloth for a friend's birthday and thought it was a sweet pattern and such instant gratification - two hours and done! Today I cast on a Shalom cardigan for myself; one of my goals last year was to make myself a sweater and I just didn't get to it because the quantity and expense of the yarn needed was too much. But last winter I deconstructed a cardigan I'd had since, oh, high school, a pretty cherry red yarn in a sweater that no longer looked flattering or pretty on me, and I tucked all that bulky yarn away with the Shalom in mind when I was ready. I am following modifications to make just a little bigger than the original pattern and hope it works out. I should have it done and ready for this fall when the weather finally turns cool - not that that seems anywhere near; we spent all day in our new little pool today because it just so hot out and even our day trip up on Mt. Rainier was really warm earlier this week.
Just still reading On the Shores of Silver Lake and picked up Wendell Berry's poetry this week to peruse here and there. I'm linking up with Ginny for Yarn Along again this week and hope you will too!