It's been a couple of weeks since I've participated in Yarn Along, mostly due to our road trip. I did take my knitting along on the trip, but for the first half of the trip, knitting was very difficult due to (what I assume was) a pinched nerve in my neck. I visited a chiropractor the day we left on our trip, but it still took a few days for the issue to work itself out, lots of fun on a road trip! Anyway, my Vent d'est vent d'oust cowl is almost complete, only about 20 rows left. I love the texture that the pattern lends, and the soft alpaca yarn makes this piece quite soft and lovely.
Over our trip, I started reading The Enchanted Wood to the kids. They love it almost as much as the sequel, The Magic Faraway Tree, which I read first. This version (hardcover, 1993) is more fun to read than our version of The Magic Faraway Tree, as each page has a large vintage picture that makes the story come alive even more.
And I had to include a close-up of the cowl just so you could see the scrumptious texture that the pattern lends. I can't wait to make this cowl part of my staple wardrobe this fall!