Yarn Along is a wonderful weekly link-up hosted by the Small Things blog about two of the best things in life: knitting and books.
Reading: I've read the first couple chapters of "All the Winters After" by Sere Prince Halverson. It's about a man who returns home to rural Alaska after two decades away following a terrible tragedy, only to find a Russian woman holed up in his family's cabin. I'm not too far in, but I'm enjoying the writing style and the self-deprecating, slightly humorous narration.
This week I also read "Uprooted" by Naomi Novik, an enthralling fantasy(-lite?) novel that I happily awarded 5 stars. I blew through the entire 435 pages in just over two days. I absolutely could not put it down and I highly recommend it! Before that, I finished "Black Rabbit Hall," my Yarn Along book from last week. Here's my review.
Knitting: I'm making good progress on my Cap Sleeve Lattice Top (pattern from Purl Soho). I'm done with the back stockinette and have started the back lace, which makes up the top 5ish inches. The endless stockinette made for perfect TV knitting, but I'm glad for a change. This sweater is just flying by; I can't believe I'm nearly halfway done already!