I just started a couple of new knitting projects after a week of almost no knitting at all. (eek!) Paulie requested a knitted viking helmet for Christmas, and lo and behold, there's a free one on Ravelry. I've only had a couple of hours to knit on it so far, but with bulky yarn and size 10 needles, it is moving along quickly. I anticipate having it finished by next Yarn Along (maybe).
I also just received this vintage copy of The Folk of the Faraway Tree in the mail a couple of days ago, and the kids are beside themselves with excitement in anticipation of starting it. (What is it about this crazy imaginative series by Enid Blyton that they love so much anyway?!)
I'm still plugging along on Finn's socks. I guess I should get busy though as the Halloween Fairy will be coming in just a week!
I also cast on this Lotus Hat for a benefit for a very sweet old friend, and young mother of 3 smalls, who is currently battling breast cancer. I finished it quickly as it has to be delivered later today. I hope it will help her in her brave battle in some small way. I think it will certainly bring cheer to whoever decides to purchase it.