I cast on the Portland Sweater by Carrie Bostick Hoge with my bright repurposed yarn on our way to the mountains to camp. The yoke kept me company through the afternoons by the riverside watching the girls splashing in the water. I really think sweaters are my favorite thing to knit so I get excited about seeing it unfold. I am using the beige color for the main body and the contrast color will be that bright pink.
I finished Circus Mirandus by Carrie Beasley this morning snuggled in my sleeping bag waiting for the fire to be roaring outside, thanks to my mountain man. I really loved the book. Lyddie is dying to read it but I think she will be more able to understand and appreciate it around age 9-10 so I'll put it on the future-reads list for her. It's not that there's anything inappropriate but there is some death and grief and she is a bit sensitive about those topics.