After working with a chunky wooden size N hook and double-stranded worsted for several days, going to a size H hook and a single strand of worsted feels almost like I'm working with a tiny steel hook and making lace. Which is kind of funny because this Arrowhead Blanket is really pretty thick for one made with just one strand of worsted weight yarn. It's a bit of yarn-eater, but the easy pattern and lusciousness of the blanket more than makes up for that one downfall.
The book I'm reading this week is A Life Less Ordinary by Zoe Ellison and Alex Lengendre. These two English women from different walks of life met as young adults, became friends, and eventually partners of the business called Igigi a store in East Sussex, UK - a lovely place where they sell reclaimed and sometimes refurbished items. AND there is a cafe upstairs! Check out the link - it appears to be quite a perfect place. If you've been there I'd love to hear about it.
Their book is at times a sort of "lookbook" of decorating ideas using very simple and mostly unassuming reclaimed items, but is also a collection of stories and thoughts about friendship, family and home. The uncluttered pictures make me want to clean my house, and the stories make me want to be more intentional in my relationships. It's a beautiful book on so many levels. And looky there, how it goes perfectly with my blanket I'm crocheting. :) It truly is the little things...
Joining with Ginny Sheller at Small Things