Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Casting On

{Yarning along with Ginny for the first time in awhile... }

I honestly thought I wouldn't remember how. Casting on, I mean. I thought I'd have to look it up again, but the yarn just kind of twisted around in just the right way and as long as I didn't think too hard about it it just sort of worked.

I guess three months away isn't long enough to shake the knitting knowledge out of my brain.

This little white knit is most of a Stella Pixie Hat. I've made one before for a nephew (who will be turning 2 soon!) and this went onto my baby knitting list pretty much the second I found out I was pregnant. This pattern is available for free, but the book it comes from is so very lovely- be sure to check out Vintage Baby Knits if you have any babies needing adorable knits. Once we find out the gender in a few weeks I can move forward on some of my favorite knits from that book.

I've actually read quite a lot in the last month (Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan, The Core by Leigh Bortins, The Rhythm of Family by Amanda Blake Soule, and Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J. K. Rowling) but my current reads are Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer and The Autobiography of Henry VIII by Margaret George. I saw the newest Twilight movie, so I started to read the books again. For some reason I've been doing a TON of re-reading in the last several months and I'm not generally a re-reader. I'm kind of stuck for new titles and I'm definitely feeling the pinch, especially in the lack of good fantasy or historicals that aren't just romances dressed up as historicals.

What are you reading right now? Any suggestions for me?


  1. Yippee, you are knitting! I am happy that you did not forget how to knit. I love the pixie hat (especially the point at the top).

  2. Oh, that hat is on my holiday knit list. Good to know it is a hit. What fun it is to knit for baby!

  3. I won't be able to return to knitting until the new year. I'm SO glad you did!

    I too am re-reading: The Stone Angel by Margaret Laurence.

    Our grandson had open heart surgery on Monday and we leave for Haiti next week. Busy Busy!

    Enjoy your holidays!

  4. The Autobiography of King Henry VIII is one of m all time favorite books! Have you read Cleopatra by the same author? I have it,but have read it yet.

  5. Yay for muscle memory :) That hat is adorable!
    I've been in a rereading mood lately too but holding back (trying to finish some books I haven't already read first ;-)

  6. Great knitting! I love the snowy white color!


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