For my nieces and nephews, I am knitting mostly hats this year. Fortunately hats are cute, funky and, most importantly, quick. Today I cast on for the Bimple hat by Woolly Wormhead. I love her designs, and her book Bambeanies does not disappoint. She often incorporates creative construction in her designs and tries to keep the look fresh. In keeping with my stash busting, I am using a skein leftover from Aine's stocking. It is Wool of the Andes bulky from Knitpicks in the wine colorway. I love the depth of this red and think it will work well for this hat. I am planning on adding a baseball when I am done either in crochet or knit as an embellishment if it fits. After this one I think I will knit Queenie or Ruskin or maybe Aurora or perhaps Tipper or Moochie or truly I really love all the possibilities.
I started reading The Yellow House by Patricia Falvey this week. I am only 50 pages into it, but I like it thus far. The kids and I finished Travels of Thelonious (Fog Mound), which we all really enjoyed. We are now reading from two books, one of the Boxcar Children series and Sugar Plum Ballerinas #1: Plum Fantastic. I have a few more titles on our reading list that are due back to the library soon, so we have been reading a lot during the day.
What is on your needles this week and on your bedside reading pile?
|Knitting and Reading with Ginny as part of her Yarn Along|