A post for books and yarn - I love starting my day like this! :) Check in with Ginny at small things to see what else is on the needles and reading shelves.
Anyway, I'm pretty happy with how my BSJ has turned out. Ok, ok, I know it's not really finished yet, still those bloody tails to weave and seams to sew. And buttons to get and put on. But the tough part is done. If I were doing this again I would do the striping differently - either have enough of the blue to have gone back to that or striped the whole thing. That's not to say I'm unhappy with the stripes - I like their funkiness and the way the colors switched really helped me to read my knitting and keep track of where I was in the pattern. Like picking up the 10 stitches that I was so concerned about, the color changes really made it easier to pick out what to pick up.
After finishing up my quilt last week I really wanted to read an Elm Creek novel so I picked up Winding Ways Quilt by Jennifer Chiaverini at the library. I really enjoy her novels - they are a quick read and just really make me want to sew! And make me want to go to quilt camp :) Now I really am starting the Harry Potters to be ready for the new movie. And slowly working my way through Nourishing Traditions.