I am joining Ginny at the Yarn Along:
What I am making:
Anyway, it is VERY beautiful and lovely and I am on day 2 of the fermentation process. The recipe calls for Whey, which I made 2 days ago by straining organic yogurt to separate the whey. I used the leftovers to make homemade Cream Cheese.
What I am reading:
I also glanced through Chicks With Sticks Guide to Knitting. I can't wait to try some of the patterns.
I am going to start The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows. I have heard a lot of good reviews about this book, can't wait to start it tonight.
Lastly, I AM SUPER EXCITED about reading Sassafrass, Cypress & Indigo BY Ntozake Shange
I opened up a random page and found the most LOVELY paragraph! The title of the paragraph is "Emergency Care of Wounds That Cannot Be Seen" : " Hold the victim gently, Rock in the manner of a quiet sea. Hum softly from your heart. Repeat the victim's name with love." .....more...more....lovely words..."New associations should be made with caution, more care for herself."
Oh my! Isn't that just beautiful? The words give me chills and I CANNOT wait to dive headfirst into this book!
Top books reading to the boys today are:
~ Peter in Blueberry Land by Elsa Beskow. You know, ANYTHING by Elsa Beskow is the worth reading to my children and does a happy dance in my soul as well.
~Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! by Mo Willems
On my needles:
longies. They did NOT turn out wonky like the last pair that I made (you can see them here) but I do NOT like the seed stitch. Well, I DO love the way the seed stitch LOOKS but not KNITTING the seed stitch. It drives me batty. An entirely new type of batty.
|I tried to position the longies to take a picture. How, do tell, can you position pants for a picture?! Don't they look embarrassed or something? ha!|
This *may* show you a better view of the beautiful colors of this Baby Alpaca yarn. Its a purple-ish color with hues of red and blue poking out here and there. Totally beyond my scope of imagination to describe these luscious colors and its softness. I.am.in.LOVE.
|Now, I just need to fold down the ribbed band and add an i-cord /drawstring to it for completion.|
|I just thought the color was similar to the beet kvass and took a shot of that, because well, I like colors and all ;)|
Happy knitting, cool knitters! I can't wait to visit the "link up" and see what you guys have on the nightstand and on the needles.