Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Yarn along: happy endings
Ginny, at Small Things, has invited us to participate in her new, weekly "Yarn Along" and share what we are making along with what we are reading. I can't recall the last time I read a book for myself--it has been many moons, most certainly. I love books (I was a bookbinder/restorer in my life B.C.--Before Children), and I tend to acquire them at about five times the rate at which I read them. These days my time is so limited that I usually have to make a decision between reading and knitting, since I have not yet mastered the ability to do both at once (and our house is too noisy for books on CD!). With cold weather and Christmas looming before me, I usually opt for knitting these days.
I do, however, try to read books to the boys (Una, sadly, has little patience for read-alouds, preferring to hole up in her bed or a cozy chair and read to herself). Right now we are in the final chapters of The Penderwicks on Gardam Street. Sebastian is my best audience. He could listen to me read for hours without moving at all. Gabriel sort of comes and goes. And the little guys, well, they really are into books with pictures only, which is fine with me, since I have a weakness for lavishly illustrated kids' books.
Gemma's raglan pullover is coming along, too. I am starting the sleeves, and I can't wait to put it on Gemma.
It's nothing fancy, but I would rather do a good job on a simple pattern than go for something complex and really make a mess of it!