I finished the bridal shawl mid-summer, but who wants to wear a shawl in 80+ degree weather? So I tucked it away until the cooler weather arrived. And here it is!
I made it enormously long ( about 6 feet or so probably!) which wasn't really necessary but it isn't overwhelmingly so. I like it.
For now, I am working on the calm cowl out of a creamy soft yarn (using the leftover balls I had left from the lamb hat). It's an easy, quick and mindless pattern so it is good for working on pretty much anytime- no concentration needed.
As for books~ I have been on a Teddy Roosevelt kick for a while now and have most recently been enjoying Carry a Big Stick: The Uncommon Heroism of Theodore Roosevelt by George Grant. What a great man that Teddy was. I have a pile of T.R.'s books from the library waiting for their turn after I am through with this- Rough Riders, Strenuous Life , and Ranch Life and the Hunting Trail .
And for my cleaning/kitchen chores- I am listening to the audiobook of Peter Schiff's book called The Real Crash: America's Coming Bankruptcy---How to Save Yourself and Your Country. It keeps my brain busy when my eyes (and hands) are occupied. ;-)