Wednesday, August 15, 2012
At the beginning of the month when I was visiting my dad he said to me "I wear the socks that you made me last Christmas all the time". As a knitter I heard "Please please please make me another pair!!" So that green yarn up there in the photo is the yarn that I will use and yes you read correctly I am officially starting my Christmas knitting. I was thrilled to know he wears the socks. My dad has become "knit worthy", not many people make it to that level for me. To be knit worthy you have to express your love of the hand knit I made and then wear it. So simple and yet people fail the criteria.
Oh and my citron shawl is nearly complete. I started the seventh tier with the best intentions of knitting all of the rows but I had a sinking feeling that I might not have enough yarn. I ended up doing half of the tier and am now on the ruffle edge and it will be done by the end of today. My pink cardigan has not been touched in a week so no news on that lovely project.
I finished When God was a Rabbit and overall it was nice. I preferred the beginning of the book and the set up and introduction of characters. The second half of the book just did not seem to go with the story for me. The book that I started last night, The Flight of Gemma Hardy is a rewrite of Jane Eyre. I have my fingers crossed that I love it. This novel is set in the 1960's in Scotland. I will admit that this book was hand picked by me based solely on the cover art and the texture of the cover!! After reading the back snippet I had to buy it. I hope it does not disappoint me.
What are you reading and knitting?