I won't feel like real knitter until I make a sweater that I can wear. I've tried a few times and the results were disastrous. Last week, I read a post (and I am so sorry that I can't remember who's blog it was on) singing the praises of Harvest. It is a Tin Can Knits sweater designed for the rank beginner.
And I started a great book: Heat & Light by Jennifer Haigh. I read an older book of hers recently, Baker Towers, and loved it! The New York Times gave Heat & Light a glowing review, and I had a coupon for Barnes and Noble:
I'm about 80 pages into it, and I am completely immersed in this contemporary story about Baker Towers, the Pennsylvania mining town featured in the earlier book. It is set around the issue of fracking and how that affects various members of the community. It's a much more ambitious novel than Baker Towers and so far Haigh is pulling it off.
I'll be joining up with Ginny for Yarn Along.