Linking-up with Ginny for Yarn Along in the morning, and looking forward, in between swimming and ice-hockey practice, to seeing what everyone has been knitting and reading this week.
I discovered both my books, If You Lived Here, I'd Know Your Name (Heather Lende) and The Winter Sea (Susanna Kearsley) via Yarn Along and was far from disappointed by either. I don't have time to read durning the day but oh how The Winter Sea tempted me!! I found myself sneaking over to the stairs rationing my time to "one page OK no more" but as you all know, one page is never enough..
Fortunately Richard was home this week laying the new wood floor upstairs so I manage to curb my reading impulses, for what kind of wife would I be, if while he was measuring, cutting and sawing with patience and precision , I was immersed the passions and betrayals of planning the Jacobite invasion of Scotland?
Yesterday I received the latest copy of the Mother Bear newsletter, and realized that I had, of late, been neglecting my contributions to the project. Thus I got myself back on track! This months newsletter included and article about Mary and her two daughters (she had 11 children in all) who knit together for the project. I would really like to knit bears with others but have had little success in getting women to join me, I mean in the physically-in-the-same-room-sort-of-a-way. I recently had a nice chat at a party (yes I talk about knitting at parties!) with a friends husband, about knitting next to the fire of an evening, and he said he thought it sounded like a fine way to spend la soirée. So maybe I've been barking up the wrong tree(s), and should be asking the men folk I know if they would be interested in making a few bears!
Anyways, I'm still more than happy to be 'knitting' along with all you lovely people in blog land, even if we are not in the same room or for the most part not even in the same country.
Also finished the boys bottle cosies. These knitted up quite quickly, very easily and seem to be a great success with the little chaps!
They are knitted in almost one piece, the one side longer than the other, that is folded up to close the cosy. The neck is knit afterwards, on a circular needle and left open for filling the bottle. These would make great christmas presents, but I don't like the idea of knitting the same thing three times in a row, so I've put them on my to-do list for next year. The pattern came from the December edition of Simply Knitting.