this project started as a knitalong with rachel of house full of jays. we updated each other via instagram about our progress, and amazingly enough, after both casting on 7 months ago, and both working on other projects in between, we ended up at the same stage last week with just the last color edging to be knit.
i'm happy with the shawl, the yarn (malabrigo sock) is so soft and the drape is perfect. it works very well as a scarf too. i dare say though that i love rachel's color choice a bit more, and crazy as it might sound, i am thinking about casting on a second color affection one day, with two shades of blue and a mustard colored yarn. all details about this shawl can be found on my ravelry project page.
thanks to my sweet little boy for taking the photos of mama in her new shawl!
as for reading, i downloaded a few samples on my kindle and am still mulling over which books to download. many of you asked about "escaping into the open" by elizabeth berg, which i shared last time. it's not a new book, it's been a few years since it has first been published but i believe it is her only non-fiction book, which is why some of you might not have heard of it. it is full of wonderful insights about the writing life and has many writing exercises, too. i can recommend it to all of you interested in reading about writing.