I just finished a really good book today. It's The Help, by Kathryn Stockett. It's set in Jackson, Mississippi in the early 1960's, and it's a moving and page-turning read. I definitely recommend it.
I taught at the 12th annual Okanagan Knitting Retreat last weekend. It was a great weekend, as always. I love the location - the Sorrento Retreat Centre is a beautiful setting, and I enjoy these late spring weekends in the Shuswap. The air smells so good there! The knitting program was enjoyable too, of course. I had a great class to teach, and we had our biggest turnout ever, with 56 participants.
Every year now I treat myself to a project from Lana's Hemp for Knitting. This year I bought this pattern, the Chic Lace Cardi, and this yarn, Hempwol, in the Terra colourway. It's a fun, simple lace pattern, and after a few cuff-knit-as-a-swatch attempts to get the needles and number of stitches where I wanted them, and a couple extra in which my tired brain couldn't quite get the hang of a lace pattern that patterns only on the even-numbered rows, I am off and running. Or actually sitting and knitting, but you know what I mean.
I've tried to make up in links what is missing in photos today. I wish I'd had a functional camera at the retreat - I would have loved pictures of everyone's lace swatches blocking, to name only one thing. I think I've determined what camera to buy now, so maybe we can go out this weekend and get one. I don't like being camera-less!