:: One can get a lot of knitting done in fourteen hours. Especially fourteen hours in a car, with (mostly) sleeping children and no distracting Internet access. Asher's birthday sweater is finished—finally; I haven't had time to wash and block it yet but I'm hopeful I'll get to that tonight. Or tomorrow. (And I'm further hopeful that this little cold snap will hang on long enough for him to wear it once or twice before I put it away for the season...)
:: My Peaks Island hood is so close to being finished. I have just the increases and scalloped border to do; I could have finished it at my grandmother's on Sunday but I was really tired this weekend for some reason (all that time in the car, perhaps; it's really exhausting even when you aren't the one driving, I think...) and I had trouble figuring out how to get the pattern right with the increases. I'll pick it up again this weekend with fresh eyes & it should be done in no time at all.
:: I've just realized that Easter is early this year—or rather, that an early Easter means I have less time to get Easter basket things together. I've had this Fairy Tale Folk pattern for quite a while—it's very similar to the big knitted dolls I made for Julia and Asher a couple of years ago—and I've started on them as little Easter gifts. For Julia I am making the knight and princess, and for Asher, the woodsman and maiden. (They're both very much into fairy tale make-believe these days; I do believe these will go over very well this year...) As an added bonus, they're giving me a chance to practice the backward knitting I taught myself last week!
:: I didn't do much reading while I was away—I get carsick if I read in the car, and it's not very sociable to read while visiting people (although some of my older friends will tell you that doesn't always stop me...). I'm finally finding a little time to sit down with the latest issue of Taproot, and I've also been looking through Wild Color, thinking about what I might try to grow in my garden this year.
Joining Ginny at small things, as always...