I just had to join a Yarn Along that fell on New Year’s Day!
On the needles: Since the last Yarn Along I joined, I’ve ripped out the scarf I was working on then, and started another. I couldn’t stand how the edges on the original scarf kept rolling, so I found a pattern to follow, and I am slipping a stitch at the beginning of each row. There is still some rolling, but it’s much better than my original attempt.
Off the bookshelf: The arrival of seed catalogs in my mailbox has inspired one of my spontaneous mini-obsessions. Somewhere the other day I ran across something on Beatrix Potter, which led to me checking out several biographies about her and watching the delightful movie, Miss Potter. I’ve been reading Beatrix Potter’s Gardening Life: The Plants & Places that Inspired the Classic Children’s Tales; it’s an easy, yet engaging read. While the book’s focus is Beatrix’s gardens, the author has included enough details about her personal life and how those experiences shaped her books to make it a personable, interesting account of her fascinating life.
What are you knitting and reading this week? Happy New Year!