This week's Yarn Along is a newly begun project, although I am still working on Finn's sweater and socks. This Christmas is Finn's turn for a hand knit blanket. (previous Christmas blankets can be found here: Elizabeth's, Philip's, and Paul's) After finding a pattern I rather liked, then nervously deciding I didn't want to attempt all that colorwork on a blanket with a deadline, I decided to wing the design and just make a garter stitch blanket with interesting stripes. The yarn is Simply Cotton from Knit Picks in Carnelian Heather and Reindeer Heather. We shall see how it ends up!
As for reading this week, I've found myself perusing an old favorite, Messy Thrilling Life, and enjoying anew the delicious artwork and insightful words of Sabrina Ward Harrison. I could just stare at her books for hours.