Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Yarn Along--in the palm of my hand
I am back again for Ginny's Yarn Along!
Well, I haven't made any progress in the last 3 weeks with my February Lady Sweater. I dropped a stitch in the gull lace pattern, tried to back up and made a worse mess of things, and unless I find a local knitting genius to get me back on track, I fear it will remain in its current state of neglect indefinitely.
Meanwhile, I knit teeny things for Gemma's doll. Gem's birthday is Saturday and I still have a little bonnet I want to make to go with this cardigan. Anyone have a pattern for 1 1/4" long doll booties using worsted?
I haven't made much progress with The Return of the King, either. Still plugging away, but that is because I have been spending a lot of time lately writing, and that cuts into the little reading/knitting time I have.
The big news is that I bought a Kindle Touch for Una and myself with some of our Etsy earnings! As a bookbinder and restorer of old books, I for many years have looked down my nose at these things, and in all truth, I still prefer to turn a page by hand, but our library situation is such that as a homeschooling mother with a child entering high school, I felt I could no longer do without it. Una consumes books, and I have neither the money nor the shelf space to keep her supplied.
We "christened" our Kindle with a first purchase of G.K. Chesterton, on whom Una has an intellectual crush. We bought The Essential G. K. Chesterton (don't be deceived--it does not have 400+ works of his!) and The Complete Father Brown Mysteries Collection.
Hope to see what you're up to in your reading and knitting this week!