Yarning along with Ginny from Small Things again this week...
On and Off the Needles:
Finished up my first Puerperium, and I love every minute of it. If my mother hadn't already knitted me up a bunch I'd make a few more. Now to find the perfect buttons. I had 3/4 of a skein of Silky Merino left over, and so I started the Modern Baby Bonnet from Vintage Knits for Modern Babies. All I have left is the button band and some seaming and I'm done. See Rachel's version for more inspiration. This week I also started making a pair of Tiny Trousers from the same vintage knitting book and using some more anniversary yarn from Hilltop Handspun. These are knitting up so super-fast that I think I'll make a few more pairs to serve as longies. This will be my first time cloth diapering, but I imagine I'll use longies just as much as regular soakers since my babe is due in the winter.
Off the Bookshelf: Reading the new Poets & Writers, which is full of great articles as always. I look forward to every issue. I've also been flipping through Simple Sewing for Babies a lot lately, contemplating my first real sewing project, which I think will be a new nursing pillow since my old one is kind of dingy. But I'm also wanting to make some pants and bloomers. This is a great beginner sewing book, and I'm hoping husband will help me get started this weekend (hint, hint husband). The Barbara Kingsolver I'd started before vacation has fallen by the wayside. I may pick it up later when I'm ready to dive into a long, involved novel.