I've got this great set-up at our conference hotel....borrowed a couple bowls that are working out nicely for yarn bowls keeping the balls from tangling on my Catkin. I LOVE this pattern!!! I LOVE this yarn!!! (I'll have to look up what it is, but I got it at Squam---my heart is still in the mountains of New Hampshire!)
I've had next to no time to knit, but in a couple days I'll have that 10 hour return car trip....guess what I'll be doing??? There is quite a bit of simple stockinette in this shawl, so right now, my computer props up my book nicely. I have a swell mega-clip from the Presbyterian Historical Society booth giveaway to keep it open, so I can do a little multi-tasking-- reading and knitting at the same time.
The book is American Artisanal: finding the country's best real food, from cheese to chocolate by Rebecca Gray, and while I'm not very far (not much reading time, either), I'm really enjoying it. From the book jacket: "The book celebrates 18 of America's leading food artisans--from Wood Prairie Farm potatoes in Maine to L. L. Lanier Honey in Florida, from Reed's Ginger Brew in California to Earthy Delights mushrooms in Michigan. These are folks who are returning to the basics of sustainable, small-scale, or just plain high quality production." So far, I've read about Allen Bros meats and Blueberry Hill Farm---each chapter has a recipe at the end. (Chocolate is the last chapter....maybe to keep you reading through the whole book?? No, I haven't skipped to the end...but there is a YUM-looking recipe for Caribbean Rum Truffles back there. (well, OK, I sort of skipped to the end just to see what the chocolate recipe was--that's all, honest!)
Also available from the same publisher....Slow Food Nation by Carlo Petrini and Real American Food by Burt Wolf. (Have I been exposed to too much conference food this week???????)