As for what's currently on my hooks---one project that's actually (I can't believe it) appropriate for the weather: a crazy-rainbow-crochet-thread bikini top. This is the first time I've done pineapples, and oh my gosh, they're magic. They just...decrease themselves. I'm still not great at keeping my tension in thread, but this is turning out pretty well anyway, I think. I'm not sure yet how I'm going to make the two separate pineapple-boob-cozies you see in the photo into a single entity yet, but I've promised myself a bike ride around the block (at dusk, mind you) wearing this when it's done.
I've also (much less appropriately for the too-hot-to-live weather we're having here) started a second pair of socks! And I'm going to cheat just a little, and show off the first pair, since I'm still happy and proud about them even if right now I don't want them anywhere near my feet.
And the red skein in the photo? Represents seeeecret ideas, for someone who very well may be reading this entry!
Re: books, I've been drawn to the portability of paperbacks recently. This morning, I finished Naomi Shihab Nye's Habibi, which I've seen on library shelves for aeons but never checked out. It was an interesting read, really lyrical in a way that made much more sense when I looked at the author's little biography blurb and saw that she's a poet. I'm also slowly making my way through Hound of the Baskervilles, my first Sherlock Holmes book, and finding it completely delightful.
Now for the good part, in which I go see what everyone at WIP Wednesday and Yarnalong is up to. :D