Lila and this book, Being Mortal. I had both over the weekend and decided that Being Mortal needed to be my read this month. Atul Gawande has written a number of books about the world of medicine. This one focuses on the topic of medicine, aging, and end of life. Just a few pages in and I was hooked. The words and stories are cutting right to the heart of the journey I am walking with my aging parents and I was 100 pages in before the weekend was over.
It has been wet and dark in the Pacific Northwest. The time change means it is dark when I am driving home (translated - tough to figure out when to go for a run).
But this weather is perfect for reading and knitting. I am working on another chevron blanket using a pattern from PurlBee. It is designed as a baby blanket but I increased a bit to make it a lap blanket. I have had the variegated yarn for a long time. It was actually a shawl at one point before I pulled it out and set it aside. I picked up the blue last week to give a bit of contrast. This is a very simple pattern - a two row repeat that is easy to memorize. I did add stitch markers along the way to get started and they do help me stay on track. I have not needed to knit back at all. I started this same pattern with different yarn in January and it was a disaster so I am please with the progress here.
Books and yarn and wet, dark fall days, perfect for a yarn along!