I've started a new shawl so I could have something very simple to work on while at chorister practice with the girls. This is the Tess of the D'Ubervilles Shawl and it's very straightforward - straight knitting, no purling, and doable for when my mind is elsewhere. I may end up calling it the 'O filii et filiae Shawl’ as it will be associated in my brain with the Easter chants. (So strange to be hearing the Easter chants ahead of time, but alas that's the life with musicians in the house.)
For my reading, I'm looking forward to digging into Sigrid Undset's Catherine of Siena. I got it for myself for Christmas and have been saving it for Lent. It was published in 1953 after Undset's death, it has an Imprimatur, and I of course was happy to find an old vintage copy. ;-) We did Louis de Wohl's novel Lay Siege to Heaven about St. Catherine of Siena as a read aloud during Lent a few years back, and I'm glad to be revisiting the life of this great saint once again.
The shawl pins pictured were made by Josiah on his new lathe and they are available in the Etsy shop. He's been working hard making all sorts of things, actually. Find them all at The Fig and Thimble.
Visit Ginny for lots more books and knitting. Blessings to you on this first day of Lent!