Joining Ginny’s Yarn Along once again!
On the needles: It’s nice to be knitting again, even if it’s only two or three rows a day. This Aviatrix is destined for FB’s head (he’s 3 months old today!) on our cooler, windier days this summer (I’m sure there will be a few).
Off the bookshelf: Enjoying three reads this week . . . Founding Gardeners is a fascinating look at the role agriculture played in the founding of our country and how George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, and James Madison’s love for plants and their gardens played out personally and professionally. Very readable history—I love history that reads more like a novel; no dry facts for me, please!
I’ve finally delved into How to Use, Adapt, and Design Sewing Patterns—a Christmas gift from Cowboy and Bug. I probably won’t have the time to use these techniques any time soon, but I’m enjoying “studying” them and pondering the possibilities until I can actually put them into practice.
Another pleasant surprise is The Colette Sewing Handbook. I’d previously dismissed this pattern line as “not my style”, and while not everything is something I would wear, I’m finding the book to be a well thought out progression of designs and tutorials on how to adapt patterns. I’ve also discovered the delightful Colette blog and newsletter—glad I gave them a second look. I’ll probably consider buying this book at some point.
What are you knitting/crocheting and reading this week?