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 still chugging away on "Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell" and, as much as I'm determined to love this book, I'm not actually enjoying it all that much right now. I have a feeling it'll eventually pick up and become so amazing that I'll wish it were twice as long... but for now it's sorta putting me to sleep. It's 782 pages and I'm still not even quite halfway done. On the positive side, I absolutely love the writing! It's the very slow-moving plot that has me struggling.
Knitting: The mermaid tail blanket I've been working on for my friend Jaymee's 2-year-old daughter is nearly complete! While catching up on some "Grey's Anatomy" yesterday I finished the decreases and got the tail fin sewn on (rather badly). I need to weave in my ends and tidy up the seam on the fin and it'll be ready for the mail!
I'm not totally happy with it (though I am happy to be done with it) -- it's longer than it probably should be for a 2-year-old and I wish I would've gone with my instincts and made it a little shorter than the pattern called for. And the yarn, especially the white, is already starting to get fuzzy. How is it going to hold up to a toddler if it's already looking messy just from me handling it?!
P.S. Thought my Hawaii coffee mug adorned with surfboards, turtles and fish would be appropriate to accompany the mermaid tail! ;)