Here's the knitting basket, it's kinda a mess at the moment. The BSJ is finished except for seams and buttons. That light green thing on the top right is a swiffer cover that I can't tell you how long it's been since it came off the needles and still needs seams sewn. Center is the start of my Dad's scarf - gonna give me trouble, that is. Maybe I'm just not into the flow of it yet. Maybe it needs a time-out. And on the left you can almost see the yarn for my Mom's shawl, the pattern is all printed and ready to go now I just have to get crazy enough to start yet another project. And given how crazy the scarf has been making me that might just be soon.
You may have noticed there are no books in this week's picture. That's not for lack of reading. I finished The 10 Habits of Happy Mothers. And a nice 24 hour read - 13 Little Blue Envelops by Maureen Johnson. And Girl With a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier. And I'm still doing research for my big project so I've been reading up on John Henry Newman and pastoral letters on campus ministry and young adult ministry. I feel like only I would keep on researching after finishing an application but I have admitted my nerdiness, I embrace it :) I've really enjoyed all this reading and it's really nice to be just running through books for a change. I'll probably read a few more novels as long as I'm in the mood for it - I have The Virgin Blue by Tracy Chevalier too and a few memoirs that look interesting and have been sitting around waiting to be read for far too long.
This weekend I'm looking forward to a knitting break to finally quilt the first wedding quilt. So I can piece the top of the second. So I can give them to two beautiful brides in the next month! I hope they go according to plan. I tend to need lots of time to recover can get my groove back when I hit snags and I'm running short on time - this is a project that will not go better under pressure!