I have a FO this week! I finished Adelaide's Acacia and I love how it turned out! It is a wee big big on her but I guess that just means it will fit next year too! I think she is a lucky redhead that she can pull off all shades of pink and most other colors besides. Her complexion is really lovely.
I turned around and started Amelia's Acacia. With both of them I had struggled to complete a magic loop cast on which normally doesn't give me such fits! It took at least five tries before I got through the first section on each of the tops. A few times, my yarn got twisted when I joined in the round, even though I was being SO careful... and on both of them I made some other random error in increases so the stitches weren't coming out right - I couldn't even figure out what I did wrong except to say that I was watching "Arrested Development" while working on them, so my attention was not what it should have been, I suppose. At any rate, I finally got Amelia's cast on too and am finally making some headway, although I was hopeful I would be farther along than I am!
I feel such pride these days when I finish a book. I finished Hinds' Feet in High Places this week (loved it!). My next book choice was dictated by it's physical properties - it had to be easy to hold in one hand while nursing, since that's when I've been grabbing a chance to read a few pages here and there. So I picked up Patricia St. John's The Secret of the Fourth Candle. I have never read anything by her although as an author, she comes highly recommended. She is an incredible writer and, as I am halfway through, this book seems to exemplify the Charlotte Mason concept of a "living book." It introduces children (and adults) to an entirely different lifestyle and belief system - an impoverished little girl and her family from a Muslim background in North Africa while telling a beautiful story with gospel themes flowing throughout.
And it fits nicely in one hand, which is why I am already halfway through it.