Good morning Everyone. As I mentioned in my last post, Chloe has learned to knit (and yes, we think this is exceptional ^v^). Jess, Chloe, and I stopped in to a new yarn shop after school one afternoon. As we were all petting the pretty yarns, Chloe said, 'Ooooh, all this yarn makes me want to knit." Love it!
Our little knitter -- knitting in her nightgown -- wonder where she gets that trait?
I expect Chloe to be joining Yarn Along soon, as she is another knitting reader (or a reading knitter?).
And Jess is working on the most beautiful granny square blanket (in her p. j.'s ^v^)
It reminds me of the Nanny McPhee blanket that we're still a little obsessed with after all these years. She's found a way to crochet the squares together as she goes -- clever girl. Maybe she'll do a post about it before long. I love the way she has all the yarn for her project arranged on this basket (another good find from our thrifting) -- no digging into a bottomless pit of tangly yarn trying to find the next one you want to use.
And aside from all the yarny things, there was cat cuddling . . .
Miss Honey (new kitty) might just be the sweetest, most affectionate little kitty I've ever known (sorry Bubba, but you know I love you), and she adds so much love & joy (as you can see from the photo) to this little home.
I couldn't resist taking this photo of her with her little head all smooshed into the arm of the chair -- she's just so cute.
Jess has done such a good job of making this little yellow cottage homey and cosy. It feels so warm and welcoming (just like Jess), and there are cosy corners for everyone -- knitters, crocheters, gamers, computer gazers, painters, readers, and crafters.
This cosy corner gets used a lot by the resident 'tablet' gazer -- so pretty I think.
Chaleur by Julie Hoover (and I actually washed and blocked my swatch this time as the Hourglass Sweater really was a learning experience). I've gotten off to a slow start as the kbb stitch kind of threw me, but I think I've got it now. I think. Doesn't seem too smart to be starting a new sweater when our winter is nearly over (such as it is -- 72 today -- pooh), but I always seem to be too busy in the fall with Christmas knitting to start a sweater for myself (no regrets of course). I did this last year with my Hourglass Sweater, and ended up putting it away with only a couple of inches left to go as the weather was already getting too warm to wear it. But, I did eventually get it finished in time to wear this winter. I'm thinking that might be the way it goes with this one (and Leah's), but . . . oh well. I think we need to move some place where there are longer/real winters and much shorter/cooler summers.
And my reading this week is all over the place -- as usual.
"Mandy" and "The Magic Apple Tree" were recommended by Jess, and I love them both. I've been browsing the others and finding lots of good things in all of them. Well, I'm going to hop over to Ginny's to check out what all of you are reading and knitting, so happy days Everyone!
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P. S. Photos were taken by Jess and me, and I don't remember exactly who took what, so let's just say the better ones were taken by her and the not so good, by me.