Over at Small Things, Ginny has been hosting a weeklyYarn Along. I've been wanting to participate and this is the first week I've gotten out the camera to take pictures of what I'm knitting and reading. Like Ginny, knitting and reading are two of my favorite hobbies and so this week, I'm sharing my in-progress hat. It's the Thorpe pattern on Ravelry. It's the first top-down hat that I've knit and I have to say that it's a little tricky to get started with so few stitches on double points, but I persevered and I'm almost done. I'm making this for my oldest son, Luke who requested a new super-warm hat. I'm happy to indulge him in handknits! He really wants the earflaps to keep his ears warm. This week I'm reading Beauty: A Retelling of the Story of Beauty & the Beast by Robin McKinley.