It's been a while since I last joined in for a Yarn Along. My needles haven't completely been in summer hibernation but they've definitely been putting their 'tips' and enjoying a rest.
However, I've finally finished my Nordic Trail Vest - with a little arm hole modification. The arm was meant to be in the same rib as the front bands but I just couldn't seem to pick up the correct number of stitches, which made the arm hole too tight. I opted in the end for one row of backwards single crochet (I think it's called scallop stitch).
And I had just enough yarn left to do the sole's for a pair of slippers.
My Favorite Things Scarf is coming along slowly, just added these owls and am thinking of an abstract motif next in pink and purple.
Also made this little guy for my little guy. Must admit, I don't enjoy sewing all those little pieces together at the end.
Currently on my night stand is A Tale of Two Cities which I'm quite enjoying. Found the first chapter a little tough going but now the characters are a bit more established I'm getting in to it. I'm also being inspired by Junk Genius and Rediscovered Treasures.
As you can see it's not really a night stand - it an old box. It was the kids outdoor toy box but they have this annoying habit of not putting their toys away - (they throw them into the sand pit at the end of the day, at least that's something) so I reclaimed it - sanded it down, put on a coat of clear varnish and voila!
Linking up with Ginny for Yarn Along, what are you knitting and reading this week?