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.

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!


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! :)