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.
Now that I can knit under my mother's nose again, I've moved on to a charity project. One of the three charities chosen for Debbie Macomber's Knit 1 Bless 1 project this year is Halos of Hope. Halos of Hope provides chemo caps to in-need cancer patients, both adults and children. I'm currently working on child-sized caps using Deborah Norville's Everyday Soft Worsted in "Nursery". This is a very soft acrylic yarn, so it's suitable for the purpose, but once these skeins are gone I'll probably look into some nice, soft cotton for future caps. For the kids I'm using the Hug Cap from Debbie Macomber's A Charity Guide for Knitters book. Free patterns for other styles are also available on her site here.
On the subject of my bookish pursuits, last week I finished up The Hippopotamus by Stephen Fry. I really enjoy Fry's work in general and this was his typical style. It is not, however, a book suitable for those easily offended as events in the book, as well as dialogue by the characters, can be quite graphic. I've now moved on to Eighteen Acres by Nicolle Wallace. The title is in reference to the eighteen acres on which the White House sits and the book revolves around three female characters, one being the first female president. Having been a huge fan of The West Wing and the type of person who salivates when there's a new Supreme Court confirmation to watch, this book is right up my alley. A little on the soap opera-ish side so far, but still an enjoyable read.
So, what are you reading this week?
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