After the wreath was complete, I cast on for a hat. The pattern I used is by Stephen West entitled, Aurora Expanse. It knits up very quickly and is quite cozy. I am hoping to wear it when we head up north this winter. The brim is folded, so it is extra warm around the ears. For the body of the hat, I used a gradient yarn which really looks nice with the detailing. Another project that turned out well.
basic teether in pinks and red. I used stash yarn leftover from Aine's shawl, the pompoms and my recent shawl. With a bit of felting and even some time in the dryer it came out well. I will be making one more as another niece or nephew will be joining the family soon.
Reading has also been productive this week. I finished Fannie Flagg's I Still Dream About You. I enjoyed the story and the bit of twists and turns. It was a quick read, but I felt a bit more could have been done with some of the story lines and characters. I also finished the audiobook, The Marriage Plot. It was an okay book. I appreciated it more after listening to an interview with the author. The story and characters were well developed. I enjoyed the intermingled story and change of point of view throughout. One of my good friends said she liked Middlesex better, so that is my next read of his. My current audiobook is The Newlyweds. I am too new to the book to make a comment on it. My nighttime reading is more of the non-fiction which threatens to topple my bedside table.
The kiddos finished Mr. Popper's Penguins as well as The Castle in the Attic. Both were quite good. Mr Popper's Penguins is unlike the movie. We liked the print version much better. Our current audiobook in the car is Five Children and It. It is a whimsical tale of the trouble with wishes. The kiddos are enjoying listening to how the various requests get muddled and become quite complex.
So, have you been busy this week? What is in your knitting basket or on your bedside table? Do share as we yarn along with Ginny.