(Sorry about the horrible lighting!)
Knitting: Drop Stitch Cowl
Yesterday I went to Michaels Craft Store to buy buttons for a baby cozy that I've been working on. They didn't have what I wanted but then I spotted this AMAZING yarn on the end of the aisle. Well, I had to use my 40% off coupon for something, right? And that is how this cowl came to be.
Pattern: Drop Stitch Cowl by Abi Gregorio (free on Rav)
Yarn: Premier Yarns Isaac Mizrahi Craft in Colorway East End (Must be brand new because it's not even on Rav yet!)
Also Knitting: Baby Sunnyside
I'm still working on my baby cardigan but I'm getting very close to finishing! Maybe if I hadn't been distracted by the above yarn I'd be done by now!
Pattern: Sunnyside by Tanis Lavallee (free on Rav!)
Yarn: Tanis Fiber Arts Blue Label Fingering Weight in colorway Chestnut
Reading: The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
I'm not very far into this audiobook but it's already reminding me of The Help due to the relationships between the help and their masters.
The book bounces between two characters: Sarah, a young woman growing up in the 1800s who wants to be a lawyer and doesn't believe in slavery, and Hetty (aka Handful), Sarah's handmaid. When Sarah was given Hetty on her 11th birthday she tried to set her free only to be disciplined. Since Sarah can't free her slave, she decides to make her life as good as she can make it - all behind her parent's backs, of course. She's a stubborn young woman who knows what she wants and won't take "no" for an answer. That in turn leads to all kinds of trouble.
What are you knitting/reading this week?