A post for books and yarn – I love starting my day like this! 🙂 Check in with Ginny at small things to see what else is on the needles and reading shelves.
Look at that – my baby surprise jacket is off the needles! I was waiting for the next posting of hints but got impatient and mustard up the courage to carry on. The story is that that is exactly how I started to read chapter books too. For a few days Mom was mysteriously too busy to read with me so I was forced to go on without her. And I haven’t stopped since. 🙂
Anyway, I’m pretty happy with how my BSJ has turned out. Ok, ok, I know it’s not really finished yet, still those bloody tails to weave and seams to sew. And buttons to get and put on. But the tough part is done. If I were doing this again I would do the striping differently – either have enough of the blue to have gone back to that or striped the whole thing. That’s not to say I’m unhappy with the stripes – I like their funkiness and the way the colors switched really helped me to read my knitting and keep track of where I was in the pattern. Like picking up the 10 stitches that I was so concerned about, the color changes really made it easier to pick out what to pick up.
After finishing up my quilt last week I really wanted to read an Elm Creek novel so I picked up Winding Ways Quilt by Jennifer Chiaverini at the library. I really enjoy her novels – they are a quick read and just really make me want to sew! And make me want to go to quilt camp 🙂 Now I really am starting the Harry Potters to be ready for the new movie. And slowly working my way through Nourishing Traditions.