Wednesday, October 19, 2011

yarn along

Today's post is a wrap up of sorts of previous yarn along posts.  I finished the hat and mittens for my friend's newborn daughter.  I gave them to her this morning and she loved them.  The yarn was a surprise hit for me.  It's Lion Brand Baby's First, a cotton/acrylic blend.  I wasn't expecting to love it as much as I did.  Super soft and squishy and machine washable.

I worked on this cowl this weekend.  Big needles, big yarn, super satisfying!

And to wrap up my reading:  I finished The Dovekeepers.  I was surprised that I read the entire book--about 500 pages--in just two weeks.  But the story pulls you in.  It interweaves the stories of four women living around 70 C.E. during the fall of Jerusalem.  It was based on historical events but, because women's lives weren't recorded like men's, it's a fictional tale of what their stories may have been.

And finally, and most exciting for me, I'm going to a book group tonight about Melissa Coleman's This Life Is In Your Hands and Melissa herself will be there.  I read this book a month or two ago and it affected me deeply.  I'm looking forward to meeting the author, asking some questions, and hearing what other's reactions to the book are.

I hope you've been having a great reading and knitting week.  Please share what you're reading and knitting.  And thank you to Ginny at small things for hosting another Yarn Along.

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