on my needles

Been a while since I’ve done one of these posts.
I’m working on another hat for my mom. This is Madelinetosh Merino in the coquette  colorway.
Y’all know how I love pink. And I know I mentioned it in a previous  post, but this yarn is a dream to knit with.
I need to knit with every color and weight…I know my fellow knitters will agree.
It’s hard to photograph this yarn and get the color right, maybe it’ the indoor lighting.

I am determined to learn how to knit with dpn’s this year. I like the mattress stitch for closing my hats, but I need to work on it more because I can still see a seam and I prefer the more polished ‘no seam’ look.

madelinetosh-coquette onmyneedles madelinetosh coquette

Reading: The Renaissance Soul. 
Taking my time with this book, making notes, and letting her words sink in. Still in the first few chapters but I like what I’ve read so far.
I’ve realized I don’t care for fiction books like I used to. Maybe that’ll change down the road but at the moment, I prefer lifestyle, educational type books.

the renaissance soul

Joining Frontier Dreams  and Ginny.

What are you knitting and reading?
Oh, and I want to try some new yarn…what are your favorites?