For Yarn Along this week, I'm still working on Finn's blanket, slowly but surely. I did take a hiatus last week and work on a few other things, but I try to get a few rows on Finn's blanket done each day. I'm sure it will be finished with plenty of time to spare before Christmas. I just started reading The Long Winter to the kids, at Philip's request. All of the kids really enjoy the Little House books, but Philip and Finn seem particularly connected to them. I've put off reading The Long Winter because of the harsh conditions, and starvation, they had to endure. But now here we are and I think the kids will enjoy it despite the desperate times.
Here is one of my hiatus items. Philip requested a storm trooper hat for Christmas and this really was a fairly quick knit. One problem...the colorwork has very little give and made the hat too small. I guess my nephew will be getting one as well. :) And I'd better order more of this yarn soon!
I also knitted these hand mitts last week as well. They will be keeping my hands warm over the next few nights as I travel with Elizabeth's 6th grade class on a tent camping trip to the NC mountains. It promises to be quite an adventure, and my hands will be warm the whole time!