Wednesday, November 10, 2010
...with Ginny. God love her, that girl has us all thinking about knitting and reading. By George, if we can blog about it, we'll do it! What a gem she is getting all these mamas thinking about their knitting and reading, right up there with all the important things.
I started A Bold, Fresh Piece of Humanity this past weekend. It's been sitting on my book shelf since my mother-in-law gave it back a few months ago. I bought it for my husband, was it last Christmas? And then it got loaned out and finally came back. Like I said the other day, on most days I have mixed feelings about Bill (he's a tough cookie), but this is a good read.
I am knitting a seaman's cap just like the one I made a few weeks ago. I'll make a matching neck gaiter and have my son put both sets on the "hat tree" at school. I like this pattern a lot. Knit with size 6 bamboo dp needles it makes a nice tight knit and a good fitting hat for a child. I used part of a remnant of Paton's Classic Merino Wool Worsted Weight Yarn in dark grey marble and a remnant of a brown/green variegated wool, I think Lion's Brand. They were both leftover balls from other projects. They don't really look great together, but if you are in need of a warm hat, I guess looks don't matter so much. This would fit about a 10 year old boy, and hopefully it will find its way to one.
PS Do you like my penguin and child? They sit on my sofa table and I think they are too cute. I love how they feel too, wood as smooth as silk.
Join Ginny over at Small Things if you want to chat about your knitting and reading. If you don't want to chat, just go check out what everyone else has to say.
As an aside, for those of you who were so distressed at the thought of my broken Harmony needle -- my replacement arrived. I love, love these needles! Put some on your Christmas list!
As another aside (I'm full of them, I tell ya), I wonder what you are drinking with your knitting and reading? As one who is always interested in a beverage, hot or otherwise, I would love to know. I am drinking Dilmah Earl Gray these days. In the last week or so I've had some sore throat/stuffy nose issues and I love how the Earl Gray tastes and feels. I have a whole tin of loose leaves -- I love the loose leaves, it makes brewing that cup of tea feel so official!