Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Joining Ginny at small things for another Yarn Along...
Since it's been raining since Saturday, I've found a lot of time to knit. I managed to finish the sweater I was working on last week, and I started a baby gift for a dear friend and a pair of fingerless mitts. The fingerless mitts are from my Low Tide Convertible Mitten pattern...I'm just going to make these without the mitten cap.
My dear friend is having a baby next week and we don't know whether it's a girl or boy. I wanted to be able to bring her a gift for the baby in the hospital, so I chose a cream colored cotton/acrylic blend and I'm really happy with how nicely it's working up. This is my friend's third child and I wasn't quite sure what to give her, but since we're heading into winter, I figured a hat and mitten set would be perfect. I've finished one mitten and I'm almost done with the hat. I can't wait to meet this little baby!
I'm about to start reading Alice Hoffman's The Dovekeepers. I know nothing about this book. I chose it because it was on the new fiction rack at the library and because Toni Morrison, one of my favorite authors, endorsed it.
While at the library, I also picked up Weekend Furniture Facelifts. I have a cedar chest that belonged to my grandmother that is in desperate need of some paint, but I have no idea how or where to start. I don't imagine for one second that any furniture painting project would take me only one weekend, but I can hope.
And I picked up a few children's books that I've wanted to read with the girls. Two Strega Nona books, written and illustrated by Tomie dePaolo, and a Tasha Tudor sampler, based on one of your yarn along suggestions in the past couple of weeks. Tomie dePaolo is visiting one of our local bookstores later this month, and I want my girls to be familiar with his work before we go. They own copies of his children's bible but a friend recommended his Strega Nona series too.
I'm interested in seeing what you're all reading and knitting this week. When you leave a comment, please feel free to include a link to your yarn along post.
And please feel free to enter my Give Thanks Hat and Mitten pattern giveaway here. Thanks for stopping by!
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