Here we are again. 🙂 I cast on (only twice) In Threes for Baby Girl. Maybe I should have gone with a smaller size but I wanted to be sure she would get some wear out of it. And I have of course already had to do near-epic repair work to my knitting. At first I had my usual reaction, trying to see how I could make it work to just carry on as is. But that really wouldn’t do so an attempt to unknit (I think it was 5 rows) was in order. Of course I managed to mangle that too so it was ye ol’ take out the needles and pray to catch all the live stitches. And somehow I did. I twisted a bunch but hopefully that wont have too terrible an effect. With any luck it will continue to go well because I’m loving this pattern and I would hate to ruin a good pattern on myself.
Readingwise I’m still reading A Good and Perfect Gift. I love reading about people. With the kidlets we’re reading all kinds of things (this week’s letter is H – harvest, hands, honey, hippos, even a book about a haystack!) But my favorite book lately has been A Gift of Gracias by Julia Alvarez. It’s the story (legend?) of Our Lady of Altagracia, patroness of the Dominican Republic.
I didn’t know anything about the story when I picked up the book other than that the title involved the letter G and that with Thanksgiving coming gracias was a perfect concept to be reading about. And it was a beautiful story with lovely illustrations. I think we’ll eat some oranges and read it again today. And don’t forget Strega Nona’s Harvest by Tomie dePaola!
Happy Wednesday! Happy Yarn Along! Happy Thanksgiving!