Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Yarn Along: Bonnets and Belles
I finished the smocked dress but haven't done the finishing. I'll post a picture when I do. Right now, I'm knitting a bonnet for a college friend's baby using a pattern that I worked up myself. I love knitting with cream for babies, the color's softness reminds me of newborn sweetness.
This week, I read Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell. I really loved it! It's much more satisfying than Cranford which was just too much in bits and pieces for me. I was surprised by just how much regard I had for Dr. Gibson by the end of the novel but I guess that was supposed to happen. Getting to know her characters was interesting. Several times I was convinced that I thought they were tedious only to realize that I had eagerly picked up the book again to see what would happen to them.
I also tried to sew some handkerchiefs this week but got defeated by the rolled hem foot on the sewing machine. I'm taking a breather on that for now but have not yet admitted defeat! The idea of embroidering flowers and bumblebees in the corners is just to charming to give up so fast!
I'll be sharing this on this week's yarn along as well as frontier dreams.
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