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: I'm about halfway through "The Great Christmas Knit-Off" by Alexandra Brown, a fluffy and cute holiday novel that takes place in a storybook village in the English countryside. It's kitschy and the writing isn't top-notch, but I'm still enjoying the festive story. Plus, it has knitting!
Knitting: I finished up the Molly Hat for my friend Jessie and started working on a hat for the Bookish Secret Santa swap I'm doing through The Broke and the Bookish blog, where I get to send a box of surprises to another book blogger. I'm including two books, some chocolate and cocoa, a Harry Potter bookmark, and a handknit hat! It's actually kinda hard to pick out a hat pattern for someone you don't know, but I figure a slouchy taupe hat will look good on anybody. I'll probably top it with another of my furry pompoms. I'm enjoying the yarn with its subtle color changes, and it's Malabrigo so it knits like butter. (The pattern is Slouchy Copy Cat Hat and it's super easy, perfect for TV knitting!)