Yarning Along with Ginny...a day late.
I am still making progress on the sweater I'm knitting for Doug's nephew. I am knitting the hood now. The pattern can be found here -- it's a very simple knit, and I like the sweater, though I do lose momentum on the long knitting parts. That's kind of where I am now on the hood. I have to make myself pick it up. The yarn is Knit Picks Comfy Worsted in Jalapeno with the stripe in Silver Sage (the stripe is not in the pattern). I mentioned before that I am disappointed in the yarn -- it's so lightweight, but I have confidence in Knit Picks so I am hoping (beyond hope) that when I wash and block it, it will fluff up a little. If not, my aunt reminded me that little boys have their own built-in furnaces and probably don't need such big heavy sweaters anyway.
Why Catholics are Right, by Michael Coren. I'm not big on the title -- I think it sounds pompous, and should say Why the Catholic Church is the Truth. But it is a very good book and I think Coren is spot-on (to steal one of his native British terms) in most of his points. I would not exactly call it an apologetics book, because it doesn't necessarily defend doctrine (although I shouldn't say it absolutely doesn't) as much as the Church in today's culture and in history. I have skipped over parts (frankly I don't ever plan to defend the Crusades or the Inquisition because I'm not a history buff nor could I ever hold my own in an argument over such topics) but all in all it's an excellent read and I think all Catholics should read it.