Joining in with Ginny's Yarn Along
I finished the Battenberg tea cosy - well, to be honest I haven't sewn it up yet, I don't like that part. I have a pile of finished items that need making up. One evening I will just have to sit and do them all!
I have started knitting a blanket for a friend's granddaughter, due in the autumn. It is very simple, garter stitch only for the centre, knitted diagonally. There will be a lacy border around the edge which is knitted separately, I am going to knit that in pink. I found the pattern on Ravelry. I prefer simpler patterns, I don't enjoy complicated ones where I have to concentrate and count all the time, I just like something fairly mindless that I can do in front of the tv, or while chatting. It calms my mind, I find it very restful. Difficult patterns just make me stressed!
A Perfectly Good Man by Patrick Gale is one of the Richard and Judy book club books for this summer. It is the story of a priest and those around him, and each chapter is set in a different part of his life, sometimes going back and forth in time. I am about halfway through and thoroughly enjoying it. I have read two other of his books, and this is my favourite, I think.