Fall is the perfect time for reading and knitting. I love to hunker down on the sofa in the evenings while knitting or sit up in bed and read. I've been on a poetry kick lately. A large compilation of Keats sits on my nightstand. I'm also reading the controversial Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother. I haven't gotten to anything controversial yet though I am only a couple of chapters in. I do think she is very humorous and that her humor might be lost if you aren't used to that subtle sarcasm.
There is a lovely knit shop just a few miles from my house that is owned by Kate Jackson. Kate is a charming and creative young woman who has just recently published her first book called Sunday Drive. Some fabulous patterns grace its pages. It is available for download in her ravelry store. But if you're a bibliophile like me, you will want the print version. Because paper is oh so nice!
Kate recently offered a test pattern at the shop called the Adonis Wrap. I started it during the Olympic opening ceremonies and finished it the other day. I am not a very fast knitter, catching five minutes here and there to get things done. It is one of the first things I have knit for myself as I usually make things for my children or give away my projects as gifts once they are completed. But this wrap is mine. :)