I am also falling in love with the linen stitch. I have read that it is great for runners, towels, and dish cloths. The woven look that it creates is really pretty.
The yarn that I found, this red, has been such a pleasure to work with: soft yet it retains a high stitch definition. I have found some of my most precious yarns through recycling. I love the fact that what might have been thrown away is now being re-used. Saving the planet one yarn ball at a time!
As for my reading for enjoyment this week; it is not really happening now. I have so many "other" things that I have to read right now for work, or for my fix-up-the-leaky-sink job, that my "enjoyment" reading has been put on hold this week.
But there is next week......