I am just barely squeezing in a Yarn Along entry in this evening. It's been such a full day, week really, I didn't think I'd have an extra 15 minutes to do this. More on the busy week later. My WIP is actually finished now. I took five minutes while the Shepherd Pie was baking this afternoon/evening to finish the last few rounds on this hat and weave in my ends. I do actually have to block it before it's officially finished. I'll do that this evening.
This hat is a gift for my dear friend who recently had a mastectomy and is headed into her first chemo treatment in the next week or so. This hat is Amanda's Hat which you can find at the link to my Ravelry page. My notes there: "This was the fastest hat to knit that I have ever made, and I have made a lot of hats. I liked the pattern and I'll make it again, but there was one thing that really bothered me -- there is a line of stockingette stitches running from bottom to top, like a seam, that is supposed to be the "back." I must have counted wrong somewhere, though I tried to be really careful, because I think the pair of stitches was supposed to be one stitch. Even then I don't like a hat that has a back, especially for someone using it on her bare head. I think the hat will tend to spin and I would really prefer that it be uniform all the way around."
If anyone has a suggestion for removing that "seam" I'd appreciate it. I suppose I could omit the last stitch, but I'm not sure it works out that simply.
The yarn is really soft and a beautiful soft pink. It's Knitpicks Capa Cashmere in flamingo.
My read is one the Ginny wrote about a few weeks ago -- The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls. Ginny's "review" so intrigued me, and luckily my library had a few copies. I am only about 30 pages in, so I don't have an opinion yet, but I have a feeling it's one of those "truth is stranger than fiction" kind of stories.
Also, in the children's genre, Faith and I are listening to the entire Ramona Quimby series on CD when we are in the car (which seems like a lot lately). I purchased the series on CD a couple years ago, and we have listened to it at least three times. I remember borrowing it from the library when the boys were younger. It's the one narrated by Stockard Channing and we all love it (well, the boys not so much anymore).