Well, here we are again for the weekly Yarn Along hosted by Ginny over at Small Things. This is such a great motivator - I find myself actually getting some knitting done just so that I have something to include in the picture.
Reading - I just finished the Alexander McCall Smith novel that I started and posted last week and, as always, it was brilliant. How as a man he can write about a woman's feelings about her child and be so accurate is mystifying to me. This man is brilliant. I have just started a new Jennifer Chiaverini Elm Creek novel, "The Aloha Quilt." It seems like it's going to follow in her usual fine form. I also thought I would share my devotions book I am following right now. Just before the new year, I went into the Christian bookstore and had a good browse, looking for the right devotional book for the new year. I wasn't seeing anything that leapt out at me and then I saw Beth Moore's name and my interest was piqued. She has four "90 Days with..." books and obviously, Jesus was the place to begin. I am really enjoying it so far. I think I may buy her David book next.
Knitting - I finished LB's hat/scarf combo and I LOVE it. I did it in Spud and Chloe and it's a nice weight. I love having the scarf attached to the hat. I'm a bit paranoid about scarves and the risk of being strangled. This is a perfect solution and was a quick and easy knit. I may make him another one because we do have a bad habit of misplacing hats. Next, I'm starting this wrap. I am not a huge fan of the pattern but it seemed like a good way to use this yarn. A friend gave it to me for Christmas and I was a bit unsure about what to do. I know this makes me a bit unusual in the knitting world but I don't have a yarn stash and I don't buy yarn unless I have a project in mind. To start with the yarn instead of the pattern was strange to me. I'm terrified I won't have enough. Oh, well, it looks like it will be super cozy and I love the brown colour.