Yarn Along is a fun weekly link-up hosted by The Small Things blog about two of the best things in life: reading and knitting.
Reading: I'm almost done with "The Dead Duke, His Secret Wife and the Missing Corpse: An Extraordinary Edwardian Case of Deception and Intrigue" by Piu Marie Atwell, a pretty good non-fiction tale about a crazy case in the late 1800s/early 1900s involving an English duke and a secret identity. When that's finished I'll dive right into "The Guest Room" by Chris Bohjalian, about a bachelor party gone horribly wrong. I've been meaning to check out Bohjalian for years, and I've got high hopes for "The Guest Room."
Knitting: I finally started a new knitting project to help me with my goal of watching a gazillion hours of stuff on the DVR before we move in just a few weeks. The project needed to be small-ish and easy enough to work on while watching TV, and I went with the gorgeous Stovetop hat by Tin Can Knits. It combines two of my favorite things: texture and cables. And I'm knitting it up in some beautiful pink Malabrigo from my stash (colorway Dusty). I have absolutely no idea what I'm going to do with it when it's done -- I guess somebody will be getting a surprise in the mail!