For this week's Yarn Along, I'm reading books that have been seen here before, but they are my very favorite books to read when December is drawing near. The Christmas Almanac and Christmas in the Family both help with planning our advent activities, and I generally try to include a new activity or recipe from one of them. Not to mention, they really get me in the mood.
My knitting this week is a R2D2 beanie for Paulie. He saw a Star Wars craft book at a friend's house over the summer and desperately wanted the R2D2 beanie from that book. Alas, it was crocheted and my crochet skills are not such that I can follow a pattern very well. So we found a similar knitted one on Ravelry. While it probably won't be much of a surprise when he finds it in his stocking, at least I know it's one that will make him happy.
What are you knitting and reading right now?