Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Yarn Along (#15)
I cast on last night for a new project! I had purchased a skein of sock weight yarn from Sweet Basil Fibre Works--many of you know her store--and I had originally planned to knit a pair of socks with it. But I just couldn't stand the idea that I'd have to swatch, so I opted for a lacy scarf instead. This "Bittersweet" colorway is just beautiful--the colors are rich and deep. And the pattern I picked out seems like it will have enough lace to challenge me, but not enough to overwhelm. It's even got beads along the edging, so I had a lot of fun knitting the first several rows last night.
I just started reading The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton. And the kids and I have been reading Charlotte's Web before bed. In the last week we read Fairy Houses of the Maine Coast and a couple of Grimm's Fairy Tales. (But in all honesty, some of the tales are pretty scary and dark, which doesn't make for good right-before-bed stories.)
But we loved the Fairy Houses book and made our own this weekend. I wrote about it here.
Thanks to Ginny for hosting another Yarn Along. I really look forward to these each week. And I'd love to see what you're knitting and reading, so please leave a comment if you stop by!
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