• Handicrafts

    Knitting, Reading, Listening

    I am participating in the yarn along here again.

    I am of course both reading and knitting more than one book and project, but I will try to post the other items next week. Forgive any crooked photos; my personal computer is dead, and so my iphone set-up is not the same. I started out using this baby dress pattern and downsized on the needles and cut out a leaf at the top, but now I am winging it. Yikes.

    I have been listening to my younger sisters’ Adventures in Odyssey. I always for get how wonderful this audio series is!

    Here are some projects I finished since the last knitting post. I had most of one of the silver gloves and all of one of the purple gloves done already. All the beret and finger-less glove sets are done in time for fall! I will have to post a photo of them all together. I made the headband with one of the balls of yarn I bought in N.C. and still have some left which at the moment I want to try to use for baby slippers, perhaps with the purple yarn from my finger-less gloves (this pattern, and it has some errors in the final ribbed rows, but I love this pattern the best so far; the gloves are sooo pretty on)

  • Handicrafts

    Yarn Along

    I still have not finished that pink sweater/top, but I did finish the baby blanket, and I think it is gorgeous, and the pattern is sooo simple.

    Despite the fact that I have several uncompleted knitting projects, I started a new project: cuffs/finger-less gloves for my sister to match the beret which I made for her (I promised my three little sisters berets last year and have completed two thus far; I also decided to make finger-less gloves to match since the berets left so much yarn).

    I just finished re-reading the Harry Potter series, and started re-reading Little Women. We re-watched the 1994 film version last night, and as I hated the horrid Mr. Bhaer part, I prepared this post during much of that section of the film. I hate that Jo and Laurie did not end up book and film, so this part is irritating period, but also I did not realize/remember how inappropriate the filmmakers made the Jo-Mr.Bhaer relationship,  particularly in light of the time period. I didn’t end up watching much more of the movie after that point. After that sour ending we next watched another Alcott based film, The Inheritance, which is adorable. 

    The above is my current work 

    And here is the completed baby blanket

    I want to go on and on about the movie and book, but that topic is best saved for another post.