Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Yarn Along


I love Ginny's idea of a "yarn along," which she's hosting at her blog Small Things (share what you're reading and what you're making in a photo: two kinds of "yarns.") I talk about kids' books here a lot, but rarely about what I'm reading (why is that?), and I haven't had many finished projects to share lately, so this seems like a perfect opportunity to share stuff in-the-works.

I'm reading Little Bee, which is described on the cover (by the New York Times Book Review) as "an affecting story of human triumph," and I surely hope it is, because so far it's an affecting story of devastation. I could use a little triumph right now.

And I'm crocheting a pair of longies for Lucy. I sewed her two pairs with two very-rare hours to myself this weekend--and they didn't fit!! I was so upset to have wasted the precious time. So I'm really hoping this pair will work out well. I chose a super-plain organic wool from my gifted-from-a-friend stash (thanks, Melissa!) in the hopes that this pair will be able to go under any dress she might wear this winter.

And here's how projects in the works usually look around here:

5 comments:

Bibliophile By the Sea said...

I LOVED Little Bee; hope you enjoy it. Love the cat and the project :)

appledapple said...

I love the last photo! I hope the knit fits this time too, I just made a hat that was too short, but we are making it work...it was just really disspointing, so I know what you mean!

Luisa said...

I'll put the Little Bee on wish list :) I just finished reading The Help for the second time.
I hope you have better luck with this next project.

Ginny said...

Ooooh Little Bee was so good! I can't wait to read the sequel. I need to check when it is coming out.
I also need to cast on my first pair of longies!

Leila said...

Our cat isn't allowed inside (allergies here), but the DOG has to lie down on anything that could possibly be a project!
So I love your photo!