The boys have been playing chess. I was surprised at how quickly Ian picked it up. He really got the strategy, but couldn't remember the names of the pieces. Simon, however, could remember the names but had difficulties with the strategy (as you can see from the picture). He promptly challenged his dad to checkers - his game of choice at the moment.
p.s. - My next project ..... a colorwork hat kit that I bought at Stitches about 4 or 5 years ago.