It's been far too long since I've participate in the Yarn Along. What I hoped would become a good weekly habit definitely was set on the back burner as we dealt with closing issues, delays, finally closing, moving, unpacking, settling in and immediately moving into the holiday season. Now that is all behind us and we are settling into a more consistent and comfortable routine.
After a tri-athalon of Christmas knitting, I cast on for the Hoot Cardigan. I was concerned at first because the pattern is not written in a way that I am used to and it does not have a chart, which I've recently become much better at reading. But I have found it very easy to knit! I have changed the buttonholes - knitting them in every 10 rows instead of the suggested 12. I can keep track of that much easier!
I just recently finishing reading Mary Sharratt's Illuminations. It was a beautiful story and very well written. It was a gift from a friend in my last Bible Study group. As the next one starts up in 2 weeks, I'm really interested to hear what the rest of our table thought of it!
I think O'Reilly's Killing Lincoln is next on my list. It's on loan from my grandmother who swallowed it whole in less than a week, so I am anticipating a good read!