On the needles...more socks. Sunshine by Cookie A. from the book Sock Innovation. It was one of my travel projects that traveled but didn't get a single minute of attention. (I knew better than to take something that used a chart. Really I did!) As it was, knitting time was limited, and resulted in only a single pair of vanilla socks, mainly finished because I spent over 6 hours in the airport, but that's a whole story in itself.
I also finished reading my airport book...The Thing with Feathers: the surprising lives of birds and what they reveal about being human by Noah Strycker. Loved it. Pigeons and their homing instincts, Penguins and fear, Parrots and love of music, Magpies and self-awareness, and Albatross and love to name just a few. Book cover: "[Strycker] thinks like a biologist but writes like a poet" pretty much sums it up. Beautifully written, and the stand-alone chapters made it perfect travel reading.
On my arrival home, I did a very rare--almost unique--thing, and went to my bookshelves for my next book. Digging in America by Anne Tyler is about two families who were presented their adopted Korean girls at the Baltimore airport on the same evening. I just started it, so that's as far as I am in the story; the story will continue to follow the girls and their families as they become friends, in spite of the fact that in any other circumstance, their paths would never have crossed, nor would they have built a friendship. (You can already tell that their backgrounds and values are worlds apart.) I like Anne Tyler. Don't know how I missed this one.
My new-to-me, old kantha quilt--one of the Brimfield treasures from the trip-- matches my book and project! How cool is that?