I had some Macintosh themed reading with me, I really enjoyed Mr Mac and Me by Esther Freud. It is set in 1914 and told through the eyes of 12 year old Thomas, who lives in a quiet Suffolk Village. The numbers swell each year with the girls who come down from the Highlands to gut and pack the herring. One year a mysterious Scotsman arrives, it is the arcitect Charles Rennie Mackintosh, and together with his red-haired artist wife, they soon become a source of fascination and wonder to Thomas.
Charles was famous for his various different Glasgow Rose designs, which still appear on everything from Stained Glass to Jewellery.
I had one skein of a gorgeous Dark Red Silk/Cashmere 2-ply yarn by Jade Sapphire; Lace / 2 ply
55% Silk, 45% Cashmere goat
It was gorgeous to knit with! I cast on before we left and finally blocked it today.
The weather has already turned colder, so I should get plenty of wear out of it soon