Favorite Things Wednesday
Favorite things this week:
The latest issue of Vogue Knitting. I couldn’t help myself last night, and started knitting the roses pillow:
I know, I know, enough with the pink already (speaking of pink, look at this! I love it!). Anyway, two roses down, 23 to go. I haven’t seen a lot of knitted flowers that I’m crazy about, crochet ones are usually so much nicer, but we all know about my crochet skills. These I like, though. They’re made with a clever little technique where you twist the left needle 360 degrees every six stitches. I’ve not seen anything like that before, but it makes them all fluffy and ruffle-y. I think I’m going to make the pillow itself in green. One complaint about the magazine this month, however. Why the big to-do about yet another Celebrity Scarves book? Whoopdy-do, you’re famous and you managed to knit a garter stitch scarf, how impressive. At least this one is for a good cause, but I’d rather just donate $20 to breast cancer research then waste it on this book. Okay, I’m moving on and not going to worry about it anymore.
I just finished reading this book. Why did it take me so long to get to it? Wow is all I can say, it’s one of the best books I’ve read this year. Go read it yourself.
Also on a reading note, I also read The Mermaid Chair, by Sue Monk Kidd. This one I didn’t like so much. I just can’t relate to a woman who has an affair because she is feeling some sort of un-fulfillment with her life. I loved her previous novel, The Secret Life of Bees so much, that it made my disappointment all the greater.
A new blog discovered this week: Plump Pudding. Adorable stuff, and I love the colors she uses.