Wednesday, February 1, 2012
I've decided to start another baby cardigan like this one. The yarn is Cascade 220 and I think it is nearly a full skein. My husband and I know two couples who are expecting babies and I cannot remember when they are due. I have a feeling it is sometime in the spring so yesterday was a good day to cast on a quick easy project. I finished the sprouts shawl and it is still drying in the guest bedroom. I think today will be its photo shoot and the post will be tomorrow.
My other knitting projects, periwinkle frost shawl and the hawthorne cardigan are still on the needles and have been progressing very slowly. I apparently have a hard time dividing my attention equally.
I finished The Kitchen House this past week and it was a very good book and I would recommend it. The whole storyline was sad and contained frank realities of pre civil war slavery. I really enjoyed how the author did not go into graphic detail to any of the violent scenes (and there were many). I am sqeemish. And yet without the detail, I still felt awful and empathetic to the characters of the book. This book also read easily and quickly went from one event to another. Never a dull moment.
I started Rebecca last night because I was in the mood for some traditional gothic romance. I've read this book a long long time ago. It is like a new read because my memory has dimmed as to the specifics of what happens.