Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Finally...I'm joining Ginny from Small Things for another Yarn Along. I've been knitting a lot lately but just haven't had time to participate in a yarn along. This week I was determined to show you what I've been up to.
On the Needles: I just finished knitting another Owlet Sweater for a friend's baby. It's blocked and ready to go, except for all those damn eyes. I have 21 more buttons to sew on. I'm also just about to finish up another Nautie for a different friend's baby. I've made so many nautiloids in the past--both coiled and straight--and every baby who's ever met them has always preferred the straight-shelled nauti. Both Owlet and Nauti are fun and fast patterns, and ones I enjoy working over and over.
From the Library: We visited our local library and got a card last week. I checked out a couple of soapmaking books and lots of fiction. I've been devouring The Everything Soapmaking Book during day time nursing sessions and reading Nell Freudenberger's Lucky Girls in bed at night. I've started a second batch of soap and have ordered ingredients for future batches. It's a fun new hobby and will be great come Christmastime when we have no money but know lots of people who deserve gifts.