Wednesdays over at the Small Things blog is Yarn Along day, where knitters and crocheters share what bit of needle goodness they're working on and what they're reading. Time for this week's installment.
I have two brand new projects that I've begun this week, having shipped off the charity hats on Monday. The first is some Easter knitting, but since the recipient just might read this blog I'll only mention that it uses some lovely lavender yarn. Now my lips are sealed...for another five weeks. My other project is a baby sweater. No, I'm not expecting a baby and I don't know anyone who is, but after trying my hand at a doll sweater a few weeks ago, I feel ready to tackle a bigger garment. I don't quite feel ready to tackle something adult-sized, however, so I'm going with Elizabeth Zimmermann's February baby sweater from The Knitter's Almanac. Other than hats, I've never attempted one of Zimmermann's patterns before. Her instructions are so short and simple that they terrify me. So far I'm doing fine, but I'm already nervous about the sleeves. We'll see if this is a finished product next week or on its way to the frog pond. Fingers crossed.
For reading I'm continuing my Laura Ingalls Wilder theme from last week and am reading A Family Collection. Twenty years before beginning the Little House series, 40-something Laura wrote articles for the Missouri Ruralist. In them she chronicles life on Rocky Ridge Farm with Almanzo and dispenses wisdom on everything from spring cleaning to how to get hens to lay more eggs. The subject matter can be a little dry at times (I don't have a huge interest in the dangers of wooly aphis near apple trees), but it's fun to think of the real life adult Laura going about her bread baking, food canning, and housekeeping.
What are you reading this week? I'm always in the market for a good book.
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