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Wednesday, January 31, 2007

What I'm Reading

Sue and Emma both posted a fun meme, and since it involves books I had to do it, too...

Instructions:
1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the next 3 sentences on your blog along with these instructions.
5. Don't you dare dig for that "cool" or "intellectual" book in your closet! I know you were thinking about it! Just pick up whatever is closest.
6. Tag 5 people

I am reading "One Thousand White Women" by Jim Fergus for my book club, so I had it on hand. And 3 sentences made more sense and was more interesting than I expected.

" Narcissa White came now among us, nearly beside herself with Christian righteousness. Evidently her religious beliefs do not permit dancing. "The recreation of the Devil," she objected."His evil trick to inflame the passions and overcome the intellect.""

Consider yourself tagged.

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Felted Hat

Here's my kindergarden grandson wearing his felted hat that I made and gave him for Christmas---and a kitchen strainer, too.

Mr T is expecting a new baby sister any day, and I can't wait!

Monday, January 29, 2007

Knitting Progress

Now that the holidays are over and the library has reopened, I have found some time to knit.
I FINALLY cast off the lace scarf that I started last January! (And immediately cast on another one with the rest of the pretty green yarn. )
I made progress on the 2nd striped sock I've been working on.
And I finished the first front piece and almost finished the 2nd front of a baby sweater for my new granddaughter who is due any day. I have never made a sweater and think that a baby sweater would be a good first try. So far it is fun, but I don't realloy understand where I go from here. Luckily my knit group will show me the way!

I finally finished a baby quilt for a great neice. It's not my favorite, but it's cute and bright. Now I need to get busy with the quilt for the new baby. (I should be making her quilt instead of her sweater!) My DIL asked me to make the same pattern that I made for my son when he was a baby, but in pink instead of yellow. I think that was very sweet, and I love the very pale pink polka dot fabric she chose.

Saturday, January 06, 2007