Tuesday, April 5, 2016
tending my yarn garden...
Reading: The Summer Before the War by Helen Simonson. I'm only a few chapters into yet another of my war era reads. This one has been called "perfect for readers in a post-Downton Abbey slump" which is a bit how I've been feeling now that Downton is over. Sigh. I finished The True Story of Hansel and Gretel and have to say that I loved it despite some rather graphic language. The way the author wove the story of Hansel and Gretel together with the Nazi occupation of Poland during WWII was so very well done.
Knitting: Obviously, I've been knitting baby socks which wouldn't be very exciting except they're for my third grandchild! Jess & Zack aren't planning to find out the gender, so I'm sticking with neutral colors. The first pair (picture #2) were knit using a skein of oh-so-soft alpaca from Foothills Yarn & Fiber located in Hood River, Oregon. I wound up creating a pattern of my own after trying one or two that I just wasn't happy with. I'm testing my notes by knitting up a second pair using some leftover Ginny yarn and would love it if one or two or more of you would be willing to test knit for me once I type up my notes. Leave a comment or email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org -- thx!! Other than wee socks, I've finished a shawl and a shawlette (which I'll share about soon) and have several other projects on the needles that I hope to finish up soon. The thing is, grandma knits are so much fun that it's hard to stay motivated about other projects...
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