I have been neglecting the blog of late, and here are some projects that really deserve to be seen. First, some of my mother-in-law's quilts that I pinned for her over a month ago:
I have a finished project in knitting to share with the yarn-along. I started this rug from T-shirt yarn in July or so, after I finished Daniel's Ipad cover. My original thought was for him to be able to use it in college, but he ended up taking a braided rug that his grandmother made (the same one who made the above quilts). I packed it along in the car when he and Steve left, and finished it while we were on vacation. The t-shirts that provided the yarn were some of the boys' when they were small: the "Montana Bear Patrol" and the different striped ones that they got sick of wearing. Tertia's Pooh dress is the pink, and there are a few other nostalgic memories in there. I pretty much cleaned out all my t-shirt yarn for this, and it's quite heavy, although not quite as long as I had hoped. Also on my travels I worked on the Mint Chocolate sweater sleeves, and made several dishcloths, not pictured.
Reading: I am starting Shirer's Rise and Fall of the Third Reich after reading some fairly lightweight books over the summer. Also, encouraged by Daniel, I have an audiobook of Robert Jordan's Eye of the World out from the library, and am a little over halfway through it. I'm not sure I'm sold on this epic many-book saga quite yet, but I'm a little more interested in it than I was at first. I won't do a thorough book review this post though. I hope to bring the travels up to date soon with the next installment(s) of our summer vacation.