I'm yarning along with Ginny again this week. I managed to find my camera. In the bottom of my knitting bag- hidden under stuff. So now you can see what I am up to :)
That blue and orange thing is my son's glove. I started out with one pattern, which was so incredibly fiddly (I had to knit the fingers first) that I gave up. I took the graph I needed for the back and added it to another glove pattern (with slight adjustments).
The thing with my name on is a stocking. I am not sure if they will both be finished by Christmas- the glove set me back a bit because of the re-do.
As for my books- well there are three fun reads: a mystery (the Alys Clare book), a sci-fi (Linnea Sinclair) and a romance (Jennifer Skully) and two Advent presents from Mum and Dad on cooking English specialities :) I was really excited to see these! Plans for the week involve making cookies and finishing gloves- I'm hoping to finish this one in the next day.
Oh, and before I forget... many of you have been asking about colourwork in knitting. It can be fiddly in small projects like the glove, but really easy in bigger projects like the stocking.
For more information you can follow along with Tasha's series at 'The Vintage Knitting College' where she is going through the process of knitting a fairisle sweater. She posts as she can manage, so you should check back often, but the first couple are a good place to start :)