It doesn’t appear I made much progress on my shell, but at least I finished West From Home by Laura Ingalls Wilder =). I’m looking forward to carving out some time to knit this week and picking up a new book I just received in the mail, Dee Henderson’s new novel Unspoken!
I have a feeling this first shell of mine is going to take me a while…I’m about 8 inches into the back right now. I’m glad that I love the yarn and look forward to seeing how the colors play out in the pattern, because otherwise this could be a very boring project.
Also, with little free time on my hands, I slowly making my way through West From Homeby Laura Ingalls Wilder. I’m enjoying reading about Laura’s first trip to San Francisco, the things she experiences there are so far removed from her childhood of pioneering it’s amazing to see how things changed just in her lifetime. I also love hearing what she writes back to Almanzo about missing their farm and their dog, Inky.
It’s been a while, but I’m picking up my knitting needles again. The crisp weather and a weekend camping trip inspired me to start again. I’m picking up where I left off in The Chicks with Sticks Guide to Knitting, beginning my very first sweater (just a shell to start with). I’m loving Lion Brand’s Amazing yarn, it’s a soft mix of wool and acrylic and the colors are just beautiful.
I’m also reading West From Home, letters from Laura Ingalls Wilder to her husband, Almanzo, during a trip to San Francisco to visit her daughter and see the Panama-Pacific International Exposition in 1915.
PS. I fell in love with knitting by lantern light in front of the campfire this weekend…
I have been flying through the last few Laura Ingalls Wilder books and loving them so. Alternately, I’ve been slowly progressing through this basket weave scarf for Husband, but enjoying the process immensely…
I finished my new ribbon scarf this week, it was quick, easy and fun to make. I’m not sure if I should keep it, sell it, or find someone to give it to…
Meanwhile, I’ve been reading the next book in the Little House series (and thoroughly enjoying it!) and The Littlest Angel–it’s a tradition in my family to read this book on Christmas Eve, so I read it aloud to Husband every year (he usually falls asleep somewhere in the middle). If you can ignore the erroneous doctrine (it’s a story, after all, not Scripture), this children’s book uses some of the richest vocabulary I’ve ever heard. When I was a little girl, I remember loving this book because although I didn’t understand what all of the words meant, I loved the sound of them–the cadence, rhythm and richness.
I’m reading On the Banks of Plum Creek as I slowly make my way through the Laura Ingalls Wilder books this fall and winter. It’s surely a treasure to be able to read these books I loved so much as a little girl, knowing that someday I will read them to my own children. And I’m finishing up a blue scarf for one of my little nieces… I can’t wait for this Christmas project to be complete and on it’s way to my nieces in Ohio!
Joining Ginny at Small Things for Yarn Along…a simple update on what I’m knitting, and what I’m reading.
This week I’m reading Farmer Boy as I slowly make my way through the Laura Ingalls Wilder books this fall and winter. It’s a pleasure I haven’t had since I was a child. And, I’m knitting a Christmas present for a special little girl who can’t decide if her favorite color is red or pink.