I'm linking up with Ginny again for the Yarn Along, sharing what I'm knitting and reading.
I've been sat (clucking away!) this week with a little bit of baby knitting for a friend who is expecting.
Oh, how I wish I had been a knitter when Cameron was little – such lovely patterns, yarn and so small that they are quickly finished!
I made her a newborn sized hat using the hospital hat pattern that I tried for the first time last year. This time I altered it slightly by extending the icord at the top of the hat by an extra inch or so and then, after knotting, securing the end back into the base of the icord. I think my variation is quite cute!
After predicting last week that I might be finished with my Vinelle this week, I'm embarrassed to say that it hasn't been out of my knitting bag since. A new set of patterns will be available for my year-round afghan project today so I suspect not much progress will happen with the cardigan this week, either.
This week I read The Swiss Family Robinson after finding it for £1 in a charity shop. Over the last couple of years I have been reading quite a lot of “classic” childrens literature. I don't really know why but, despite being an avid and capable reader, I didn't read many of these books as a child and so I'm now looking to see what I missed out on.
I hadn't heard of this book until I read about it in Pocketful of Pinecones. I have to say, I didn't really enjoy this book. I like the general idea and the spirit in which it was written. I can see why boys of many generations have loved it. I just didn't find it particularly believable – it was all a bit too convenient for me that so many supplies were left on the shipwreck and that they found so much food readily available. I also thought that they did far too much shooting for sport when they had an abundance of food to eat already.
I much prefer the Swallows and Amazons books for old-fashioned adventure stories.
What are you knitting and reading this week?