In knitting news, as I continue my obsession, I took a short break from my garland to make this cable-braided cowl out of the soft seafoam aqua yarn impulse buy. I totally messed up the seam...it was supposed to look completely seamless, but it ended up backwards somehow so it's a stripe of purl stitches where it should be knit stitches. On one side I tried reversing the kitchener instructions (purl, knit, knit, purl instead) but ended up with the same result. Oh well, it is still soft and cozy and beautiful.
As for what I'm reading...Still working through Legally Wed by Patty Froese. When I say working through, I mean finding time to sit at the computer to read and knit. It's a wonderfully engaging book. The December/January choice for book club is A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, so I'll start reading that soon.
PS: I just started another cowl project and discovered that after a good 5 years of hanging on to this yarn waiting to figure out what to do with it...I hate it! I'm not sure if it that it's acrylic and I just miss the feel of wool, or if it's all the nubbiness that hides the stitches (that I like to show off now that I've learned how to knit properly with uncrossed stitches.)