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Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Joining Ginny at small things again this week—

On the needles…
Still working on Julia’s Elvira tunic—it’s coming along quite well, in spite of the difficulty I had getting started. (Ravelry details here.) I’ve finished the upper part of the back, which is knitted in two separate parts for several inches down from the neckband & then joined, and I have about an inch left to go before I set the back to rest & start on the front. Later on they’ll be joined together & the rest of it is knit in the round; I’m looking forward to getting to that part because I think it’ll fly off the needles when I get to that point.

On the nightstand…
I have done exactly…no reading of my own this week. Okay, that might be an exaggeration. I think I got maybe five pages read in fits and spurts between all the things I’ve been trying to get done before our trip back to Buffalo this weekend. But nothing to write home about.

I have, however, read aloud from this Curious George collection and from The Cat in the Hat—Julia’s current favourite storybooks—roughly 11 million times this week. So at least I’m reading something

10 Comments leave one →
  1. Wednesday, 30 March 2011 8:12 am

    Dr. Seuss is hands down my favorite author! I still have my collection of books from when l was a child.

    • Wednesday, 30 March 2011 7:49 pm

      Oh, how wonderful that is! I don’t have a lot of books from when I was a child; I was kind of rough on my books so a lot of them were missing covers by the time I was done with them… I’m trying to get J to take better care of her books than I did of mine.

  2. Wednesday, 30 March 2011 1:17 pm

    I think that reading to our kids is sometimes the very best medicine! I love Dr. Seuss!

  3. Wednesday, 30 March 2011 1:36 pm

    Are you from Buffalo? The weather is probably warming up (a little) so it will be a nice time to visit?

    • Wednesday, 30 March 2011 7:52 pm

      Yes, we just moved here in October and this will be our second trip back. I’m told it was 12º last week but the forecast has it warmer than that next week, so that’ll be good anyway. 🙂

  4. Wednesday, 30 March 2011 2:30 pm

    The tunic is progressing beautifully.

    • Wednesday, 30 March 2011 7:52 pm

      Thanks! I’m pretty pleased with it now, too. Julia keeps asking me to put it on, so I should probably hurry up & finish it.

  5. Wednesday, 30 March 2011 4:05 pm

    That tunic is so sweet! Another add to my Ravelry favourites. Great books, too!

    • Wednesday, 30 March 2011 7:57 pm

      Isn’t it fantastic? It looks way more complicated than it is, once you get into the rhythm of the pattern. (My two false starts notwithstanding…) You’ll have to post a picture when you get to it; I love seeing what other people do with the same patterns. 🙂

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