Wednesday, September 28, 2016


reading :: The Red Tent
crocheting :: cosy stripes

Somehow I missed reading The Red Tent when it was so popular -- it's my book club's pick this month. Perhaps a bit overwrought and overwritten? Ah well, I'm not the target demographic for this one.

Cosy stripes is almost done! Just 1.5 rows of edging left to go... Wonderful pattern, cozy yarn, perfect thing to crochet on these beautiful, crisp autumn mornings. Sometimes I get up before the rest of the family, enjoy a mug of hot coffee, and knit a few rows as the sun rises. Blissful.

Then it's go-go-go around here for the rest of the day. Bridget is a busy bee, curious, getting into everything, wanting to do everything her big brother does. She loves books, crayons, Matchbox cars, Magna-Tiles, cats, exploring the contents of my purse (that one I'm not so fond of). Here she's wearing her Lottie Cardigan, which I love. So sweet... now I want to knit her another. But first I must make her a Mabel cardigan. Never enough hours in the day!

joining this week's yarn along

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

yarn along: pompom + baby doll

reading: a back issue of pompom quarterly (so charming!)
knitting: a baby doll for Bridget's first birthday

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

yarn along: rib-a-roni and 'the nightingale'

starting Kristin Hannah's The Nightingale
just finished a Rib-A-Roni hat for my purple-loving little boy

Erik picked out the yarn himself (Stonehedge Fiber Mill Crazy) at a lovely yarn shop we happened across in Rochester, Michigan -- Skeins on Main. Definitely worth a visit! Easy, fun pattern -- I like the crown shaping and nice decreases. I'm working on a birthday present for wee Bridget, too -- a knit baby doll like the one I made for Nora's first birthday two years ago. Amy Gaines, the designer, has a new pattern for a sweet mermaid, too, which I may attempt next.

joining Ginny and co. for this week's yarn along