Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Work-in-progress Wednesday


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!


15 comments:

Sarah said...

What a great idea for sock yarn scraps!

cleancup said...

It's so nice when a list of books is variable, but filled with equally appealing works, isn't it?

pinkundine said...

That's such a cool use for scraps, must be satisfyingly quick projects too!

Andria said...

I love the Barbie and accessory shop idea, that is so nice. It is an excellent use of your sock yarn.

Karen said...

That is a fantastic way to use your scraps.
The sock looks great!

Chrisknits said...

Oh, goodness! The hair on those male dolls is a scream!!! Pretty dress, she will be Cinderella.

Marie/Underground Crafter said...

Wow, what a great idea for a reading list. And I love your charity choices!

Pumpkin said...

That is a truly wonderful charity idea! You'll be making a few lucky children very happy!

Opal @ Celebrate Life said...

Oh that's a great idea to help those in need; setting up a store so parents can shop for their children.

It's always nice doing things for charity. I volunteer at a local homeles shelter twice monthly -- I cook breakfast, and do some crafty things too; Make quilts for Lutheran World Relief and crochet bears for The Mother Bear Project. It feels good helping those in need!

Liz said...

What a fantastic idea for your yarn scraps!

stitchin' girl said...

What a great use for the sock yarn!! I would love to see it when it is done. Love the texture in your sock.

I love to read and am always looking for new books - am planning on checking out that list of books :o)

elisabethAndrée said...

That is a very neat project for scraps, very sweet charity idea too!
Thanks for your words on my blog, your reaction is helpful for me:)

Magical Jane said...

Love the doll clothes - my Grandma made me so many beautiful doll things when I was a child - they were very special indeed. Also love the socks - I'd like to order a pair for my duck carving dad.

Heather said...

That's a great use for scraps. Thanks for sharing!

Kepanie said...

Smart idea for your sock scraps.