back to the basics

I devoured Wild by Cheryl Strayed last week. Yes, that is the movie with Reese Witherspoon, and yes, I’m late to the party. I checked out the e-book from the library.

I’m currently reading Lesage’s Petite Confessions, and it’s just kind of “meh”. I got it for free.

I’m working on a baby blanket that is going to be incredibly late because the baby has already made his entrance into the world, but I’m forging ahead anyway. I taught myself to continental knit using this website, and I’m using this blanket to hone my skills.

How does she find time to knit and read? you might ask. My “clean out and organize the pantry project” came to a screeching halt, because, priorities… or lack thereof.

I’m linking up with Ginny at Small Things for her weekly Yarn Along.

Happy knitting and reading!

baptism blanket and bobby pins

I‘m new enough to knitting that I don’t know what tools and materials I like yet, so I have resigned to using bobby pins and small ponytail holders as stitch markers. So in case you’re cheap like me frugal, or in a pinch, you can use either of those.

I just finished My Antonia by Willa Cather. Suggestions for what to read next are welcome.

I picked up a crochet hook about four years ago and figured out just enough to make baby blankets and get myself into trouble because I have a habit of not wanting to follow patterns. I made my Goddaughter’s baptism blanket using this pattern. Except, I decided I wanted to use yarn instead of the recommended thread which required me to change all of the numbers in the pattern. Then I realized that I measured wrong and made the blanket too big because I did not account for the border. I think it turned out beautiful anyway and my Goddaughter was beautiful in it.

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I’m linking up with Ginny at Small Things for her weekly Yarn Along. My Antonia was her recommendation.