~ Two of my favorite things are knitting and reading, and the evidence of this often shows up in my photographs. I love seeing what other people are knitting and reading as well. So, what are you knitting or crocheting right now? What are you reading? Take a photo and share it either on your blog or on Flickr. Leave a link below to share your photo with the rest of us! ~
I’ve done more reading than knitting lately. I talked about Bel Ria on Monday, and am still thinking warm thoughts about this book, despite having finished reading it days ago. The story really affected me, partially I’m sure because I am and always have been a lover of animals. The main character is an intelligent and loyal little dog named Bel Ria and I completely fell in love with him, and the humans who were part of his life.
I’ve also been reading and rereading the first issue of Kindred magazine. I bought from the second printing and received my issue a bit later than most people. I can honestly say that I am very impressed by this lovely compilation of essays, poetry and beautiful photographs all revolving around the theme of “Home.” I saw myself and even members of my family (specifically my maternal grandmother!) in the words of some of the contributors and truly felt that I was reading the words of “kindred spirits.” And I thought to myself that Amanda has done exactly what she set out to do with this magazine. I’ve just pre ordered issue two, and I can’t wait to receive it!
Planning ahead for next winter, and continuing to knit through my stash, I started a little jacket for Silas. I was pretty excited when I came across this pattern (latte baby coat) and not only loved it, but had exactly one skein of Cascade Eco waiting in my stash for a project. You can’t tell, but that is actually the beginning of the hood. Hopefully this will knit up quickly, unlike other projects that I won’t name.