Knitting :: a hat. Of course. Though I still don't think it would be wise to commit to the idea of making a hat a week, I did start one. So who knows? I really like that yarn (a thrift store find). It's a dark, but rich blue linen/cotton blend. It may end up as a gift for my father. And yes, that would mean a good start for another knitting goal.
Reading :: a romance novel. I like it. It's a fun, simple read. But I'm intrigued by the fact that though the author is Dutch, the characters and the setting are British/Australian. It reads like a translated novel and I think that's a good marketing choice (we Dutch tend to prefer foreign authors). Something to think about for my next novel I guess... (a quick internet search on the author reveals that her next books are set in Holland though. So maybe it didn't work out the way I thought it would.)
I'm also reading Young House Love. I have read their blog for years, but never bought any of the books (no budget). I was very happy to discover both books are included in the e-book "library" I recently subscribed to. I have to admit, a book like this is probably not really suitable for an e-reader, but it's good enough for a bit of browsing. I think I'll try reading it on my computer next, especially if it turns out I want to try some of the DIY projects in it. Linking up with Ginny of Small Things' Yarn along