Well, I have officially finished my secret project, but can't reveal it you yet - it's on its way now to its recipient and I'll write about it more when it has arrived safe and sound in her hands - very soon!
Now I've started working on a couple of Christmas presents for my little nephew, which I can tell you about here since I don't think he'll be getting on a computer for at least another...couple of years?
Anyway, I am working on this pattern, the hoodie version, with a neat woven basket stitch around the front border. It's a really quick knit - I might be able to finish it by next week - although I probably shouldn't say that until I've experienced the woven basket stitch...
I had a hard time getting gauge (which I've decided I should start caring about, because good knitters generally do) and switched to a larger needle size to get it. It feels a little bigger than the babe who will wear it, but it's meant to fit over other clothes and I'd rather have it be too big than too small - he can always grow into it in the coming cold months!
I'm still reading Divergent and I still really like it. There's a bit of a love story going on that is way more fun and interesting than the Hunger Games love story. I'm also at the point in the book where there are a lot of important questions that need to be answered and I don't want to stop reading it.
And though I love it, sometimes it's hard for me to read it before bed - which I know is a shameful thing for a grown woman to say about a young adult book. I think it's because I'm one of those people who has a little too much empathy for the characters in books and feels what I would feel in the same situations - that, paired with having phobias around most of what's going on, make reading it a pretty harrowing reading experience sometimes!
(Joining Ginny at Small Things for her weekly Yarn Along.)