Una's slouchy hat is coming along beautifully, and would be done if not for the fact that my cheap, 16" bamboo cable needle broke not once, but twice in the last 5 days. There is nothing more unnerving than a cable breaking and suddenly finding yourself with 20 or 25 floating stitches...especially while on the road in the van! I have broken down and decided to invest in the Harmony 16" fixed cable needles from Knit Picks in three sizes. They probably won't arrive before I finish this hat, however. And speaking of the Harmony needles, I just noticed today that the yarn for Una's hat matches the Harmony needles almost to perfection!
I'm still reading The Fellowship of the Ring (and will be for some time, I think). I last read it when I was 17 or so, and it is nice to read it again. I loved it for the story before, but I am finding a whole bunch of new reasons for loving it now.
For the kids and for myself, I purchased these books used from Amazon.com. Just to expand our Tolkien library a bit. The artwork is very inspirational, and I find myself doodling hobbits on my To-Do list.
I was about to do this post early this morning, but noted that there was a problem with my internet security. It took two hours and three techies from India to get me going safely again! So I am off to a late start, with a long, long To-Do list (sans hobbit, which I gave to Una), and a thin hope that I will finish the hat tonight and get some Ravelry notes up for it and for Adrian's birthday sweater.
Maybe I will even be able to pop by in the odd minutes of the day to see what you've been up to!