Joining Ginny's Yarn Along, sharing what I'm knitting and reading.
I'm knitting a hat for myself in this beautiful green wool, handspun by Camilla of Twist & Twine Yarns. Is this color green luscious or what? I love it. I've got some fun ideas for this hat, which I'll be experimenting with. I'm not attached to the outcome, so if I don't like it, I'll take it out and do something else. This yarn is special so I want to take my time to create a hat for myself that I'll love and want to wear all the time.
I'm knitting it on double pointed needles. When I knit hats on circular needles, it's so challenging to get the size right. With the double pointed needles, it's much easier (since I "eyeball" them and don't follow patterns.)
By the way, thanks for all your suggestions with links to toddler vests last week. I have yet to pick one, but I'm getting closer. Baby steps.
I finished reading 'The Adventures of Hucklberry Finn.' Thank goodness. I was so ready to be done with it. It was becoming downright stressful and I felt extremely annoyed with some of the characters. I will say, though, that what I liked about the book was questioning the status quo, what everyone was saying was "right" and "wrong." It's good for us to question these things and listen to our own hearts for the answers, rather than blindly accepting what we're told, so that's one thing I liked about the book. I'm sure I'll read more by Mark Twain, but I needed a break from his writing for awhile.
Now I'm reading 'Yarn Harlot' by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee. I found a used copy at a local book shop for a great deal. (I had to ask Jeff what the word harlot meant, I didn't know.) I was ready for something much more lighthearted and this is perfect: knitting humor. It's hilarious and I find myself laughing out loud often. I read a chapter here and there before bed. It's much more relaxing before sleep.
As for finished projects, Jeff made me some gorgeous knitting needles in reclaimed black walnut and I was able to finish his elf hat. It fits perfect, but it's a little itchy on his head, so I need to line it with some soft fabric. Ravelry notes here. I took some pictures of it this morning:
I'm looking forward to seeing these two wearing their elf hats together when we give Bracken his for his birthday coming up.
I finished another little project too. It's one of my favorite ways to use up leftover yarn. This time I had leftover yarn from the Flora and Fauna Hat. I used it to make a felted wool pouch and completed it with a Wooly Moss Roots button in lilac wood from our yard. Perfect for giving a gift in.
What have you been knitting and reading?