Yarn Along is a wonderful link-up -- hosted by the Small Things blog every Wednesday -- about two of the best things in life: reading and knitting!
Reading: "The Lake House" by Kate Morton. I'm about 100 pages in and totally transfixed. I read Morton's "The Secret Keeper" back in 2013 and have been wanting to read more of her work every since; I really think she has the potential to become one of my favorite authors. "The Lake House" is sort of a literary suspense novel with dual narratives in past (1930s) and present (2003). Morton is such a talented writer; her characters are so rich and the sense of atmosphere (London, the English countryside, a decaying old mansion, a famous writer's cozy home) is wonderful. I see a 5-star rating in my future...
Last week I finished "A Curious Beginning" by Deanna Raybourn (wonderful) and then read "Mr. Mercedes" by Stephen King (a terrifying page-turner!).
Knitting: Yesterday I knitted the final clue of my Woolly Wormhead mystery hat knit-along and today my project is making a faux fur pompom for the top. I've got mixed feelings about my hat... it's not my favorite, but I'm hoping it all comes together when I add the pompom. Alas, that's the excitement of a mystery knit-along -- you have no idea what you're going to end up with! (No picture of the hat this week... I wanted to put my Yarn Along picture on Instagram, and we're not supposed to post spoiler pictures there until next week when the MKAL is over.)