Sunday, February 01, 2009

Back to knitting

To the detriment of my knitting, I've been thorughly engrossed in reading 'A thousand splendid suns'. What a great book! If you liked 'Kite Runner' then I recommend that you pick this up. It is set in war-torn Afghanistan and touches on some of the same themes of friendship and family, this time between women.

Incidentally, I'd been using a little Christmas tag as my bookmark. This tag is near and dear to me because it was written by my adorable nephew. I was there as he was writing, and it's supposed to read:

To Sam
The Coolest
One in a million.
Love
Chaz

Turns out there wasn't space to add all the zeros for a million. So I ended up being 1 in 10,000. This cracks me up and melts my heart all in one go.


With the book completed I am back into knitting again. I've been working on Noro Wildfell jacket/cardigan which I think is going to be one cuddly cardi when it's done.

This is a stashbuster cardigan -- I had 2 different colourways of this yarn in my stash cubbies, and since Wildfell requires quite a significant amount of yarn, I needed both colourways to make it work. I think the colours are close enough that I'll be able to pull it off. The primary difference is that one has an lime green running through it, and the other a peppermint type of colour.


I'm planning on this being one of my NaKniSweMoDo sweaters. I'm not convinced that it will be February's though -- there's quite some knitting to do. Although today is the perfect day for it -- there'll be much knitting as I watch the superbowl this afternoon. Happy Superbowl Sunday to you all!

8 comments:

Oiyi said...

Thanks for the book recommendation. Today is so warm here in NYC so it's hard to stay inside to knit. We just got back from a walk, so now let the knitting begin, and Super Bowl tonight!

WandaWoman said...

I love your bookmark from your nephew! So cute. They are really the sweetest.

Bea said...

Thats so sweet of your nephew. What an awesome bookmark!

amanda said...

So sweet! I bet you're a fab auntie!

Luni said...

What kind of Noro is that? It looks very cushy. I'm sure it will make a great jacket.

tiennie said...

Your needlepoint is cute! I loved The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns. Fantastic books! I love books that stay with you a long time too.

Knitting by the Pond said...

I love the scrapbook page! Sooooo cute! :)

Knitting by the Pond said...

I love the scrapbook page! Sooooo cute! :)