I am largely reading most of the same books that I was reading last week. Luke and I finally finished The Penderwicks at Point Mouette and we started reading Tom's Midnight Garden last night. It's a book that I missed as a child although I remember seeing it on the shelves at the libray. I don't know why. It seems like I would have been enchanted by this book. Well, I'm getting my chance to enjoy it now.
I didn't finish the second sleeve on last week's sweater. I do things like that. I start new projects when I'm stalling on a project that seems too tedious to finish. It shouldn't be that big of a deal since the sweater is a 6 month size, but I still put it away. Next week, I hope to have several finished projects for the Yarn Along. The knitting bag is overflowing with gallon size Ziplocs with various almost finished projects. Anyway, I began a new hat and yes, it's another pattern by Alana Dakos. It's the Molly beret and it's knit on size 1 and 3 needles. I don't mind using such small needles. I'm using JoJo Land Melody and it has some interesting color changes.I see some deep orange coming up in my ball of yarn.
I also started a new patchwork quilt. I have been wanting to sew again lately and I've been inspired by some quilts I've seen on Pinterest. I found a quick pattern at the Moda Bake Shop. I had a Layer Cake that I wanted to use for this quilt. Somehow, I managed to cut some fabric, lay it out and sew a few rows together. I'd work on it now, but the twins are sleeping in their co-sleepers in my room and my sewing machine is in there too. I hope to finish the topper today, but I may be a little overly optimistic given everything else I need to do today!
Do check out other yarn adventures over at Ginny's today! You might find something inspiring.