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I'm excited to be back with something new this week for the yarn along! Last week I didn't really have anything new to share, which worked out well because our bathroom flooded, and we ended up needing a new washing machine. But, now that all of that is taken care of, back to knitting and reading!
This week marks a very special birthday for my oldest, she will be 8! It is amazing to me that she is going to be 8...honestly it is a little hard to imagine. What is a birthday without a little handmade goodness.
The purple is a little bolero that I knit for her. It is essentially a rectangle, and then I just need to sew up the edges a bit to form arm holes for her. It will be perfect for this spring over all the pretty dresses that she loves to wear. I really liked the ease of knitting just one big rectangle, and then sewing up the arm holes seems super easy. I kind of want to make a larger one for me...maybe in a different color though. While I love purple, I think I would want a more neutral color for a shawl for myself.
I also started knitting dishcloths again. They are always needed, and I have a lot of cotton hanging around, so I am trying to knit up a few here and there. This one is a simple basket weave pattern, one of my favorite patterns to knit.
As far as reading goes...I'm not sure if you can see in the picture, but all of those books on my kindle are books that I am currently reading...and not very quickly either. They are all good books, but I keep jumping back and forth depending on my mood.
I did finish Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld. I wanted to love this book. I love Pride and Prejudice, and I have enjoyed a lot of the different re-tellings that I have read over the years. This one was horrible. I read the whole 500+ pages hoping there would be some redeeming quality at the end. Nope, not even a little bit. Perhaps it is hard to make Pride and Prejudice into a new, modern story. But, the whole book was awful. I can't believe I finished it!
Have you ever read a book that you really dislike, hoping it will turn out better as you read more? What new projects are you working on this week?