Apologies for the super-mediocre picture quality, but I suppose that's what I get when I choose to use my iPhone, and bad lighting... Oh well.
I've never joined in on Ginny's Yarn Along before, but it has made me smile all over the blogosphere for a long while now. And now I actually have something on my needles! Mostly I just have something on the loom, but every so often, I bust out the knitting needles too. After a number of meeting and conference days at work where I kicked myself over and over for not having knitting, I looked through my pattern books and looked through my stash, and found something that I not only am excited to make, but that I actually had the 'correct' yarn in the 'correct' color! No substitutions needed. Norwegian Handknit's pattern for a gnome hat is made out of Baby Ull. I was hoping to use the interchangeable tip circular needle set my mother gave me for my birthday, but it only goes down to #4, and #2 was needed, so I'm using a bunch of double tipped needles instead.
At any rate, I"m making the child's size hat, and if I have enough yarn, I'll make the doll/teddy bear sized one. A friend's little girl will be a happy gnome come christmas!
Reading: Many books all the time. My great downfall is my inability to set down a novel: I will ignore the rest of my life until the story is over, and I read really really quickly, so novels only last a day or two at most. Non fiction I can space out much better. One of the main ones I am reading right now is "Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma" by Peter Levine. Both my work, and the yoga I plan to teach are profoundly engaged with healing trauma.