knitting: it's that time of year again... red scarf project time! (click here for the ravelry group or here for the official page for more information.) this is my 8th year knitting a scarf for this project, this one's a 3x3 slip stitch scarf (rav link), i've knit this pattern before and love what a squishy scarf it creates. foster care to success is accepting scarves until december 15th, so if you want to do some good and help young adults who have come up through the foster system and are now in college go knit a red scarf!
reading: i've been in a bit of a reading slump the past month and haven't been interested in reading anything... when that happens it's usually some well chosen young adult fiction that gets me back on track, and this time is no exception. i bought these books "for lily," but really if i'm honest i bought them because i enjoy reading ya fiction myself and i thought they looked interesting.
both an elephant in the garden by michael morpurgo and lara's gift by annemarie o'brien are quick reads, with strong young women as the narrators, and compelling story lines. (as a bonus they both have animals in the stories as well, which i always enjoy.)
so tell me, do you ever get in a reading slump? if you do, what gets you out?