Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Yarn Along (1)
I am joining in with this fun blog party at Small Things this week for the first time. Reading and knitting are two of my favourite things.
So here goes.
Knitting: I cast on this sweet wee cardigan the other day - intended for my second grandchild,due in a few weeks time. The pattern is Easy Baby Cardigan from More Last Minute Knitted Gifts, by Joelle Hoverson. The yarn is a gorgeous glowing golden superwash merino by Artesano. The cardigan is meant to be a 4-6 hour project, but that kind of timescale is beyond me at the moment. Still, a snatched row here and there, and it should be ready in time.
Reading: Two books. The first is one I have just started. Song of the Rolling Earth, by John Lister-Kay, the naturalist and conservationist. It is a personal account - almost a meditation on the landscape, environment and wildlife of the Highlands and Islands. It is beautifully written, and just the thing to wind down with last thing at night.
The second book is the one that I am reading to my 4 year old son just now - On the Banks of Plum Creek, by Laura Ingalls Wilder. We are so enjoying these tales of Ma, Pa, Mary, Laura and baby Carrie, and their adventures, as they try to make a living. We have already raced through the first two books in the series, then skipped ahead to The Long Winter, during our own snowbound hiatus. It certainly puts our easy lives into perspective anyway.
I have enjoyed sharing this today - join in with Ginny and yarn along too.