Being Mortal by Atul Gawande. I had to put it aside for a few days to get some work done but I am really enjoying this read. I know there are many of us walking this season of aging with our parents and it is a tough walk. I cherish the opportunity to get some perspective, to see what it looks like for others. Gawande is a brilliant writer and storyteller. I highly recommend this and his other books.
Yesterday I cast on a new shawl - another from the wonderful designer, Helen Stewart. If you are interested in knitting a shawl you should check her patterns. I love the way she writes the pattern in a row by row format so you can see how you are coming along. I cast on and knit to the 5% mark in a very short time. This one is from her 2014 Knitvent collection - Candlelit.
This evening I am going to hear Anne Lamott speak. She has a newly released book. But for now, I must bundle up as we have entered some very wintery weather in the Pacific Northwest. Be sure to see what everyone is reading and knitting over at Ginny's place.