And hello! I am again several days late for the Yarn-Along. Alas, 2019 seems to proceed by leaving me in its wake! Niece #4 celebrated 7 years on the planet on August 26, and I had this little gift up my sleeve:
I found the book at a Lavender Farm in Accident, MD, near Deep Creek Lake, where we annually vacation as an extended family. It takes place near Deep Creek Lake and at the lavender farm. One of the owners is the co-author and signed the book especially for my niece!
I couldn't resist knitting a little bug to go with the book using the pattern, Wee Phil. My notes are on Ravelry here. Besides reading this little picture book, I have been working my way through a number of audio books, focusing on the works of Malcolm Gladwell and Brene Brown. I also caught up with Presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg in his "Shortest Way Home" autobiography. As a fellow Indiana resident, I was interested in his viewpoint and experiences. I found the chapter about how he thinks about making governing decisions as a mayor particularly fascinating. Whether or not you agree with his politics, it was an enlightening book that rehashes a lot of Indiana history between 2004 and present.
Enjoy the other knitting and reading treats at Ginny's blog this month. Always a good time! See again soon, I hope!