Knitting: Baby Sunnyside
I just finished my Baby Sunnyside cardigan that was supposed to be done in October for the KAL. Oops. Just a little bit behind schedule... In any case, I'm glad I slacked off on the project because Christian gave me those perfect pottery buttons for Christmas. I was really excited when I sewed them on and exclaimed, "Isn't this just the cutest thing you've ever seen?!!" Christian intoned, "Yes, dear." He just doesn't get excited about knitting like I do.
Pattern: Sunnyside by Tanis Lavallee (free on Rav)
Yarn: Tanis Fiber Arts Blue Label Fingering in Colorway Chestnut
Reading: In the Company of Others by Jan Karon
This is my first Karon book and I've been wondering why I haven't read some of her books before! The Irish accents really come through in the dialogue and I love that! And the sense of place... [SIGH]
Every winter my little library has an adult reading program called Biblio Bingo. Participants receive a bingo sheet and each square is a reading category. In order to get a stamp on your sheet, you have to read a book in that category (the librarians have pre-selected the books that qualify). Once you get 4 in a row, you receive a prize (mug, tote, notepads, etc.) and are entered into the drawing to win a gift basket. I've never read Karon before but this book was in one of the Bingo categories so I picked it up. And, that's the whole purpose of this reading program - to introduce readers to new authors. Pretty cool!