Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Wednesday's Book and Tea

Wednesday is somewhat of an odd day for me.  All the energy I've expended on Mon and Tues has dissipated, and all I want to do is snuggle down, read a book, drink tea, and knit a bit.

Here's what I'm reading at the moment:  The winter sea by Susanna Kearsley.  I've not read anything by her before, and she has a large body of work.

Here's a summary from Baker & Taylor: 

Carrie settles into the shadow of Slains Castle in Scotland, creates a heroine named for one of her own ancestors, and starts to write about the Jacobite invasion of 1708. When she can no longer tell the difference between today and centuries ago, is she dealing with an ancestral memory-- a memory that might destroy her?

I'm only on page 110, and it's holding my interest. I love finding a new author, one with a nice oeuvre of work.

Today's book-reading tea is Elyse's Blend from Harney's, a glorious honey-flavored black tea.  It is one of my favorites.

On the needles is that lace sweater that I showed last week. Please understand that this is lace, and it looks pretty much like an old rag.  After a good washing and blocking, it will all straighten out and look lovely, especially that goofy-looking bottom of the sweater.

The top pic is closest to the actual color.  Don't you just love the mess at the bottom?  There are a total of 5 different lace patterns.  I'll put ribbing around the neck and at the end of the sleeves.  If the bottom doesn't lay flat, I'll pick up and knit a narrow lace edging.


Ulla's Quilt World said...

That is so lovely! I also loved that book. ;)
Greetings from Finland!
Hugs, Ulla

Ruth said...

Sounds like a perfect day to me!

Ruth said...

Ruth, It was a perfect day. I never got dressed, either.

Tomorrow I'll be ready to climb mountains!

Linda W said...

If I wasn't a knitter, I'd say you're lying about that bottom pic and the way it turned out. Also, did you know that I rely on you for books? Currently reading Elizabeth Gilbert. Yes, I'm always behind you. OH, well.


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