Yarning-along this Wednesday with Ginny from Small Things...
On the Needles: The first of many Vanilla Soakers. Sorry guys, but this is mostly what I'll be knitting for the next few yarn-alongs. Although I promised T a Star Wars hat or socks for Christmas and that might spice things up. For this soaker I'm using Lion Brand Fisherman's Wool. I like the idea of using a virgin wool with no dyes for a soaker. Although I'm also on the look out for inexpensive organic wool with natural dyes.
Last week I finished up the Toorie hat I was working on, but I've not had a chance to take any real pictures of it. If you look at my Halloween post you'll see me wearing it like a beret and looking like the Great Pumpkin. I'm very pleased with how it turned out. At least two people in my knitting circle have decided to make it as well. Very fun and fast pattern.
From the Library: Still reading poetry and working on getting my writing back on track. I keep reading and re-reading this Charles Simic book. It's amazing, and I can see why it won the Pulitzer Prize and was a finalist for the National Book Award.
Head on over to the Small Things blog to check out what everyone else is knitting and reading this week.