Ginny for hosting the Yarn Along at Small things. I've followed so many blogs in the last five years or so and my interests shift and change but Ginny's blog has been one that I still keep coming back to. It's so nice to feel connected!
In terms of knitting, my needles need to be on fire with baby blankets - I have a friend due in May, a friend in June and two in September. I don't know whether I will manage to have blankets done for everyone but it's my goal to try. Unfortunately (at least for me), everyone seems to be opposed to finding out the gender so I'm working away using colours that I hope are sufficiently neutral and sadly, my LYS has not had much selection at the moment. I ended up buying two different lots of grey. The one above, which is for the first blanket, is a lovely dk in a grey with a blue hint and I'm being a bit lazy in the name of time and just doing a simple feather and fan. I wanted something that would look pretty and like I had done something amazing but that didn't require hours of counting. This one is fairly easy and I can take it along with me. My only worry is that the dk means it won't work up all that quickly. When I finish here, I plan to spend a good chunk of my sick day in front of the t.v. with my needles going.
In terms of reading, I am reading two TERRIFIC books at the moment. I started Just Mercy by Brian Stevenson as part of the SheLoves book club a few weeks ago. I don't know why, I fell away from it for a bit but now, I'm back and reading it with a vengence. If you are interested in the complex issues around justice in the U.S., especially the inequalities related to race and poverty (and the fact that the death penalty is just plain wrong), this is a very powerful read. On the fiction side, I'm still trying to catch up with Anne Perry, one of my favourite mystery writers who is incredibly prolific and I somehow fell behind. Blood on the Water is a Monk mystery with an interesting spin that I am really enjoying.
I can't wait to see what others are reading and knitting this week!