I've admired Ginny's Yarn Along idea for a while now. A few bloggers I follow have been joining in and, considering it's a post about two of my favourite things, I wanted in on the action. Above we have one of my current knitting projects, the Save the Children penguin (pdf) which I'm making in 4ply wool. I hesitate to link to it because I've had to change almost every line of the pattern on the body section, so if anyone wants to make it send me an email and I'll give you my revised version.
I'm just about to start this book after failing to get into my last read, Mark Kermode's 'It's only a movie'. I loved his book about multiplexes (not least because it started 'Once upon a time, the projectionist was the most important person in the cinema.' It sure felt like it when I was running the show!) but I just couldn't focus on this one. Maybe I'll come back to it. The blurb of 'The view on the way down' started out by telling us that 'this novel will open your eyes and break your heart' and that's enough reason for me to pick up a book! Also present is my favourite bookmark. Tam and I share a love of puffins and he found this on our holiday last summer. It always makes me smile.