Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Yarn Along--keeping warm
It has been bitterly cold here lately (alright, readers from Canada and the Northeast, don't laugh--temperatures in the teens and twenties is really cold for middle Tennessee!), and being of a frugal nature, I am not cranking up the thermostat, but am dressing in layers about the house and drinking lots of hot tea. I am prepared to work with fingerless gloves on if I must, although I admittedly feel a bit like Bob Cratchit in the office of Ebenezer Scrooge when I do.
Joining in for Ginny's Yarn Along again this week. After frogging last week's start on this lovely combination of yarns, I cast on again, having decided to make this lovely pixie bonnet for Gemma. The last hat I made for her turned out too small (she has a somewhat big head apparently), and so even though she has "boughten" one, I figure she ought to have one from Mama. I can't describe how squishy and lovely the knit yarn is. I only hate shedding the light mohair on my black sweaters!
I am going to try to squeeze in some fiction reading. I haven't read The Mayor of Casterbridge since, oh, tenth grade I think. I recall hating it in the first few chapters, thinking how dull it was, and how it just seemed to go on and on. By the end of the book I could only sigh with the happy satisfaction of one who has just eaten a favorite confection, still wishing that there was a bit more. The story, although I recall little of it, was so atmospheric...I could picture everything and everyone so clearly.
I can't wait to see what everyone is knitting and reading this week...hope those of you in the colder parts are keeping warm and cozy...