I haven’t been having the best knitting success lately. First, there was the lace pattern I couldn’t keep count on. There was one idea I just frogged because I wasn’t sure I was committed enough to keep on knitting. Recently, I cast on for the Clara Dress I have seen floating around Ravelry. Yesterday, while I was watching the news reports on the earthquake, I realized I had twisted my stitches while I was joining in the round. Yikes. Luckily, I had not gotten too far. I guess I will begin again ….
I have had some success with a smocking project I have been working on. I have been enjoying working on this dress. As a bonus, it will match Eva’s bluebell sweater perfectly for this fall.
Before bed, I am currently reading A Homemade Life. Molly Wizenberg’s stories are charming and have made me want to sit at her kitchen table and listen to her chatter away while she cooks so I can taste her stories first hand. I finished A Dirty Life and LOVED IT! My husband is growing a little tired of me trying to work chickens into our long-term life plan or randomly sending him *pretty* chicken coops I found on pinterest. Aside from my farmlette dreams, Kimball’s voice was infectious. I greatly appreciated the honesty with which she recounted the story of the first year on their farm. Even though I have been joking about my chickens, her memoir illuminated the hard and cyclical aspects of farming it is easy to forget when the majority of your produce comes from the farmer’s market or the grocery store. Although, it is still warm here, I am beginning to feel the craving for a book to curl up under a quilt with – my fall/winter reading if you will. Suggestions, welcome – fiction or nonfiction.
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++ joining Ginny from small things today in our love of knitting and reading with a yarn along.