Look at Jazzy's hands from playing with the chalk. She loves it when the chalk is a little wet she says the colors are better. I agree it does give the chalk a texture like oil painting.
I am also working on a reversible cable scarf for a christmas gift. I thought I would really like not having a wrong side to a cabled scarf but the cables looks schrunched up and weird. I am hoping they relax during washing. No big projects on the horizon except for Jackie's b day sweater which I hope to start next week.
Oh wait I am totally in love. I bought a copy of Alice Starmore's book of Fair Isle Knitting and decided I must have a cardigan. That will be my christmas gift to myself and my January project. I have been dreaming of complex Fair Isle sweaters and gorgeous color combos. I can't wait to get started but I have to finish my christmas knits first.
On the reading side of things I finished The Wings of the Dove by Henry James and Darkness at Noon by Arthur Koestler which was a well written thought provoking book especially in the political climate today. I am now working on Sister Carrie (which is much more exciting) by Theodore Drieser and hoping to start The Good Solider by Ford Madox Ford I am jumping around a bit but I got a free copy so I am going to give it a whirl.
Crochet Cacti (rav link)
The Art of Fair Isle by Alice Starmore
Heberian Yarns Hubba hubba I am in love with these kits.