February already

Can you believe it? I certainly can’t. We had snow, but now it’s gone again and today is a mild 8degreesC. I feel very out of sorts with this strange winter that we’re having. There are green things coming up that really shouldn’t be. Weird.


As it’s Wednesday, I’ll be joining in with the yarn along – I love looking at all of the beautiful projects and adding yet more books to my reading list. Since I can’t help but joining in with ALL of the good things I see, I’ll also be re-reading The Poisonwood Bible with Amanda, who’s hosting a readalong for February. It’s such a great book and as I get sucked back into the pages it is remarkable to me how much I missed the first go around. Do you do this as well? When you read something so great, you read it so fast that you miss parts of it? As you can see by the photo, we also are in the middle of a cold/flu extravaganza. Nicholas is off school for the 3rd day now, and I am fighting it, but the signs are there that I also have it. Oh well, more knitting and reading Β – a bit of self care and soon we’ll all be right as rain again.


We just got some news a few weeks ago that there will be a long awaited, much anticipated very special baby on the way. What is a knitter to do but to run to the closest LYS and cast on something baby? I’m using an inexpensive blend for this project because I know full well that my efforts will not be cared for as a knitter would but the Peter Pan 4ply fingering is a soft blend of acrylic and nylon that I don’t hate and won’t make me cry when I see it abused. The mum to be asked for white since it will be used at the special ceremonial party that they will have for the baby at 8 days if a boy and 30 days if a girl. I had some help with choosing the pattern. My taste is simple, so I started with the garter rib baby blanket. It just didn’t seem special enough – too utilitarian. So, my lovely friend Adrienne who is also making one, suggested the Pine Forest Baby Blanket and so far I’m thrilled.


Gratuitous Jamberry nail shot.Β Here’s to a healthier week next week!


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11 Responses to February already

  1. Alisa Schenck says:

    Your nails made me smile!! And your baby blanket is going to be gorgeous!! I love that pattern!

  2. Jennifer says:

    A new baby! How wonderful. The blanket is going to be beautiful. It has been a long time since I read The Poisonwood Bible but it’s such a good book. I think I will have to try to read it again soon.

  3. Davidsmom says:

    I love the baby blanket pattern (and your nails too). πŸ˜‰
    Hope that the cold/flu thing goes away rapidly, and that you’re all feeling better soon.

  4. Cute nails! I hope you all feel better and soon! I have to admit that I envy your warming up – we just had more snow last night and I am so sick of winter. It’s been winter since October here.

  5. karen says:

    oh my! feel better!! I read that book and loved it, but haven’t re read it yet. I do like to re read classics and I always come away with a new tidbit! Lovely knitting!!

  6. Adrienne says:

    Nice progress on the babay blanket!! Guess I should pull mine out again soon. πŸ™‚

    Love the nails!!

  7. Natalie says:

    Love the nail shot – very original.
    I hope you are feeling better now, enjoy your reading and your baby blanket – cute πŸ™‚

  8. Alina says:

    I hope you get better in no time! Your nails are so adorable!! It really looks like spring has come to your corner of the world!

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