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 – 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. Here’s to a healthier week next week!