Yarning along with Ginny from Small Things again this week...
On the Needles: The Eyelet Baby Cardi from last week is finished and blocked and now it waits for the perfect button. I'll post pictures once I find one. I've just started knitting the Toorie hat, a little treat for me before I go full-force into knitting up soakers. So far I've just made the casing for the drawstring, but I can already tell this is going to be a fun pattern. I'm using some handspun alpaca that I purchased at the fiber festival on Sunday.
From the Library: Still reading poetry. See those little bits of paper sticking out of the Charles Simic book? Yep, that's the beginning of a little story I'm working. It may amount to nothing, but it's the first thing I've written in awhile and that makes me happy. Poetry always pulls me out of my ruts.
I've also been flipping through my library's copy of Weldon's Practical Needlework, a facsimile edition of a series of knitting books originally published in the 1880s. There are some exquisite items contained in its pages, including petticoats and Venetian lace, gentleman's drawers and baby bonnets. Unfortunately, needle sizes were different back then and there are no gauges given for any of the patterns. But I'm sure an advanced knitter could figure things out.
Check out Ginny's blog to see what others are knitting and reading this week!