Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Getting Over Myself
The doll from last week is almost finished. It is adorable. Once I accepted the yarn and tiny needles, it moved rather quickly. I just had to get over myself. The knitting is still a bit persnickety. Such a tight gauge in cotton worsted with small needles can get tricky. I find my hands need little breaks, so I fill in with my red garter sweater, which is slowly growing in length.
I think my mom will be pleased with it as a gift. I had really hoped to have it finished before we left DC, but I still have a leg to knit. So close! Aine has requested that I forget about her grandmother and give the doll to her. She really loves it. She is only appeased with promises to make her one. She is eager to pick out the colors for it. Later Eamon held up the doll and asked for his own. It appears to be a winner. In addition to their dolls, I plan to make a couple more for the holidays. I have a few nieces who just "need" one.
Reading has been intermittent this past week. I have been busy planning our next leg of this adventure. With a few days of camping ahead, I hope to return to the written word. I finished Plainsong and thoroughly enjoyed the story. I thought the character presentation was quite good and interesting- such a small peak into the lives of people. I started a beach read recommended by our local library entitled The Castaways. I have only just begun, but it has quite a bit of drama in just the first few pages.
Linking up with Ginny again for more yarn and book goodness.