Wednesday, March 7, 2012
This morning I have one finished Huron Mountain sock. Before casting on the second I decided instead to use those size 0 needles to knit up a Barbie Doll dress, pattern 781. A local charity collects the dolls and their gear for a store they open before Christmas - parents on social assistance can shop for gifts for their children at no cost. Sounds like a good use for my sock yarn scraps, so I'm trying to knit an outfit or two a month.
As for the book, at the moment I'm reading The Cat's Table. Last year at the beginning of October I decided to read all the books on the Giller Prize shortlist. Although the prize was awarded at the end of October, I'm still catching up: two read, one started and three to go. Michael Ondaatje's The English Patient is one of my most favourite books ever in no small part because of the lyrical quality of his prose. So far his new book is just as fulfilling; absolutely beautifully written, worth savouring every sentence and every paragraph. And so far each book on the shortlist is a completely different animal from the last which has been kind of fun.
There's lots going on in the craft world - check out the links at Tami's Amis to see what everyone else is sharing!