crocheting: i warned you this would be the summer of crochet afghans and i wasn't kidding! here's my latest, a neat ripple (pattern by lucy of attic24 (rav link)) worked up in my most favorite of all the acrylic yarns... vanna! it's making me endlessly happy!
reading: i learned about the macken charm from kate, who posted a review of it a year or so ago on her blog. kate lives on vancouver island, where the book is set, i went on my honeymoon on vancouver island and have such fond memories of it that i wanted to read this book solely because of that.
the macken charm is a light and easy read due mainly to mr. hodgin's mastery of prose. this man can write, the words just roll off the page, you flow along his word choices as easily as floating down a river. the characters are all just enough over the top to make them lovable, and surprisingly believable. the enjoyment i'm finding in his writing style has made some other literary areas he struggles with (his less than subtle foreshadowing, and the over the top symbolism with the crows) more bearable. i'm not quite finished with the book, but have enjoyed it thus far and would definitely recommend it for a summer reading list!
now my friends, what are y'all reading and knitting?!?