Yarning-along with Ginny from Small Things this week...
On the Needles: The Baby Eyelet Cardi, a lovely free pattern from ClickertyClick. I just started knitting this, but so far it's fairly simple and fast. For yarn I'm using one of my old favorites: Malabrigo Silky Merino in Spring Water.
Off the Needles: I finished S's dino hat. The exact hat he wanted didn't exist, so I just made one up based on a couple of patterns. I used the spikes from Kate Oates's Roar Hat pattern and the basic measurements from the Cozy earflap hat pattern. I adjusted the ear flaps so they'd be longer and rest under the chin when tied (have I mentioned our mean Jersey winters), and I also added a border of thick garter stitch in a contrasting color.
S LOVES it, probably more than he loves his Diplodocus sweater, and this makes a mama so happy.
From the Library: Still working on Faulkner's Light in August, which I left in my office over the long Jewish holiday (the college where I work always closes for the Jewish holidays; so I ended up with a four day weekend). And I also picked up a book of poetry: Charles Simic's The Voice at 3:00 A.M. I love reading poetry when I'm in a rut with my writing. Even though I'm terrible at writing poetry, I find that reading it really helps my fiction, and since I've had a long block I need all the help I can get right now.