Wednesday, April 15, 2015
tending my yarn garden...
I don't know about you, but when I'm not feeling well, I tend to get a lot of reading in. Knitting? Not so much...requires too much concentration, don't you know. :) Anyway, during my extended season of being under the weather, I finished four books altogether. A Memory of Violets was a wonderful read that I loved in every way, even how it came to an end. The Nightingale was a page turner; in fact, over the course of two insomnia-dominated nights, I finished the book. Over the past couple of years, I've found myself drawn to stories about WWII and how the women survived, attempting to maintain any sense of normalcy in the midst of chaos. We have it easy. Too easy? I don't know. Other reading included books 3 and 4 of the Mitford series by Jan Karon -- a nice departure from The Nightingale. I'm currently half way through Mitford #5 and am re-reading The Help.
It's been a while since I shared any knitting, in fact, it was March 11, to be exact. The beautiful project I was hard at work on that day was a baptismal gown for Linnea Darlene, our adorable second grandbaby. :) I've written down all my notes and am working on the next size up since I've had requests for the pattern. :) It was a labor of love that I'm proud of and look forward to sharing. Another secret project which I started back in February is also complete (rose-colored scarf above). And finally, a project (the blue...) that has been worked and reworked until I was almost sick of it but now that it's finished and I love it!! I'll be getting together with my Jessica later this week, Lord willing, for a proper photo shoot, so stay tuned!
I still have a few projects in progress (a headband for Charlotte, a cardigan for a friend's baby, a bonnet for Linnea, and two projects that will remain secret for now). I'm looking forward to wrapping these projects up so I can cast on something new. Nothing like a clean slate!
Ravelry notes here. Joining Ginny :)
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