Even though I haven't finished the vest I started last week, I cast on a new project to have something more manageable to work on while we drove to Shenandoah. I didn't get as much done on this Tuscan Leaves Neckwarmer as I'd hoped. The pattern is such that it's almost impossible to look away or you'll lose your place. It's really working up as lovely as I'd hoped. I think the recipient will be pleased. The yarn is Shine Worsted by Knit Picks in Currant, a lovely autumnal color for these leaves, I think. I've been reading Old Yeller to the kids for the last week. We're nearly finished now and I think they've enjoyed the story so far. It has sparked quite a debate on why they called rabies "Hydrophobia" and what castration is. (!) I find myself lapsing into quite a southern accent while reading this aloud.
I'm still working on Finn's Seal Island. I'm about 99% finished with the body of it with only a few rows to go until I can start the trim. Maybe I'll be finished by this time next week. I really hope Finn likes it. I've even bought him a few long sleeved t-shirts (in burnt orange and red) that I think will go nicely with this brownish-gray.