I continue to read young adult fiction as one of the few genres my tired brain digests and truly enjoys these days. Books for that target audience are easy to set down on the bedside table and pick up without losing your spot, a detail that is crucial since I usually only have a few minutes at night before bed to read right now. I just finished The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum. I am now reading The Penderwicks on Gardam Street by Jeanne Birdsall, which is a sequel to The Penderwicks, a book Jesse and I read together a few years ago and hoped at that time for a sequel. Lo and behold, I saw this in the library the other day and snatched it up! Sweet stories of a family of motherless sisters living with their professor father, these are books I will be adding to our library for my girls to enjoy as they get older. They are reminiscent of E. Nesbit's work; rambling gentle tales from a child's eyes; one big conflict to be overcome and several smaller conflicts throughout.
Lyddie in her Sunday Sweater... I didn't notice until looking at these pictures that one side of the front is longer than the other because of the way it blocked, I suppose!! Little fingers got into the sweater before it was completely dry, the only explanation I can find, because I carefully laid it out evenly while it was wet. I am still new to the blocking process; any suggestions or tips for how to remedy this problem? I am planning to block it again and lengthen the left front side a little- the right front is about an inch longer. The sleeves also blocked longer than I intended but this I can live with as the sweater is roomy enough for her to continue to grow into and I would love it to fit her for longer.
Here's what happens when you tell a cheesy three-year old to model:
Joining up with Ginny's Yarn Along today; won't you take a peek at what other beautiful projects are on all the needles this week?