I will admit that my failed shawl attempt threw me for a loop and necessitated a little sabbatical from the needles. But with the first of November came the realization that the holiday season is upon us and those gifts I've been planning aren't going to knit themselves (are they?). It's good to be back.
This weekend I turned Steve loose on Ravelry and told him to pick a hat for me to knit for him this year. This is what he chose! No easy peasy hat for my fella, but a Fair Isle number. I have never knit Fair Isle before and I suppose my first go at it should be something small like this hat. I'm approaching the whole thing with confidence (mostly). The woman at my LYS was very sweet and chanted "you-can-do-it!" with me as we picked out the yarn, which are all in rich earthy tones.
Silas has been taking all of his naps in-arms as of late, so I have had much, much time to read. Currently I'm working on Taking Place, a film studies textbook, and Plastic Ocean, about how Charles Moore discovered the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Both of them are fascinating. (Check out Moore's TED lecture for more info.)
It's a gray, dreary day here in southeastern Iowa. I think I need to go do some baking to lift our spirits a little bit. Banana bread anyone?
Linking up with Ginny's Yarn Along over at Small Things.