Every Wednesday I participate in “Yarn Along”, a link-up run by Ginny over at Small Things where we share what we are knitting and reading this week. You can click the Yarn Along image at the end of this post to see the whole link-up. You can also find Yarn Along photos on Instagram (#yarnalong) and Flickr.
I’ve been devouring the Mary Russell Mystery series at a rate of about one book every 1-2 days, which means I’m not getting much else done. Luckily there is only one book left in the series, and it is currently unavailable at my library. I’m being saved from my own obsession by the library hold queue! Which is good, since apparently willpower alone isn’t enough to keep me from these books. While I wait for that last book, I’ve gone back to my to-read pile to tackle the largest book on my shelves: New Worlds: Maps from the Age of Discovery. It doesn’t contain a lot of actual text, mostly just the big maps. I love old maps, and I’m enjoying paging through them. The book is so large it doesn’t fit on my bookshelves, so I think I’ll be passing it on when I’m done.
I’m continuing with my Christian’s Hat. It isn’t really great social knitting, since the stitch pattern requires a bit of counting, but I’m managing to catch my mistakes as I go. It looks like there will be some yarn leftover when the hat is done, which I’ll probably make into a pom pom. The stitch pattern creates a springy and warm fabric, which is perfect for this equally springy yarn. A good combination 🙂