Do you ever finish knitting a project and let it sit for several days before weaving in the ends and blocking? I'm sure you do, at least sometimes - most knitters I have come across seem take a breather before doing the finishing work. On the one hand it seems a little silly but on the other hand, I think it gives a fresh appreciation for the finished product once one gets back to it. The In Threes cardigan for Millie is currently at rest on the end table near the couch, waiting for me to buy buttons and weave in ends and finally to block it. The true color is not at all represented by the picture above. It is a lovely creamy color, not quite yellow and not quite white. I think it will go well over many of Millie's sweet fall and winter clothes.
Promptly after I finished knitting up the sweater, I put a skein of Quince & Co. Lark (in Iceland) to work in the form of a Vanilla soaker for Rosie. She is outgrowing her tiny baby diaper covers and I am seeking to be converted to the Order of Wool soakers that so many ardently profess. I would always prefer to put my baby in handknit fibers over PUL covers any day, if the rumors of wonder-wool are true (which I expect they are).
I started reading The Search for Delicious by Natalie Babbit, and, as expected, am loving it. It has a similar flavor to some of the Kate DiCamillo I have been reading these past few months. I started reading Little House in the Big Woods with Lyddie, and she loves it. Otherwise, lots of picture books scattered through my day. One of our favorites from the library right now is Martina the Beautiful Cockroach by Carmen Agra Deedy. It's the story of a beautiful cockroach who is entertaining suitors and follows some interesting (and effective) advice from her abuela (grandmother) to weed out the bad 'uns. The story is cute and the pictures are beautiful. We also love Llama Llama, Red Pajama, which Millie was giggling over just before I snapped the picture below. Actually, Lyddie hates the book now as she developed a totally irrational fear of the velum and is terrified of a picture of the baby llama yelling with his mouth wide open. But Millie still thinks the book is hysterical.
I always look forward to visiting others who join up with Ginny's Yarn Along on Wednesdays! What are you working on and reading?