If you want a golden rule that will fit everything, this is it: Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.William Morris.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Latest Knitting News

So I am one who gets bored working on one thing for an extended period of time but I am able to complete a good portion of projects started eventually and this is one project I have completed. That is my Color Affection Shawl.  

I am happy with how it turned out and I can not say that I am with everything I have knitted. I admit it is probably around a third of what I've made that I am not happy with how it turned out. on this one thou, I plan to make another one.

Now on to what it is I reading or should say listening to right now. I love listening to books, I do this while sewing and driving. When I drove to California this summer I was able to listen to 4 books.
So far I am really enjoying this book, if you get a chance, check it out.
Here is a copy of the Publisher's Summary

A foundling, an old book of dark fairy tales, a secret garden, a maze, an aristocratic family, a love denied, a mystery - The Forgotten Garden is a captivating, atmospheric, and a compulsive listen about the past, ghosts, family, and memories from best-selling author Kate Morton.
Thirty-eight year old Cassandra is lost, alone, and grieving. Her much loved grandmother, Nell, has just died and Cassandra, her life already shaken by a tragic accident 10 years ago, feels like she has lost everything known and dear to her.
But an unexpected and mysterious bequest from Nell turns Cassandra's life upside down and ends up challenging everything she thought she knew about herself and her family. Inheriting a book of dark and intriguing fairytales written by Eliza Makepeace Rutherford - the Victorian authoress who disappeared mysteriously in the early 20th century - as well as a cliff-top cottage on the other side of the world, Cassandra takes her courage in both hands to follow in the footsteps of Nell, on a quest to find out the truth about their history, their family and their past; little knowing that in the process, she will also discover a new life for herself.
©2008 Kate Morton; (P)2008 Bolinda Publishing

Now for what I'm knitting are dish clothes, that will become part of kitchen set, that will become Christmas gifts. I'm going to try a different pattern for each dish clothes.

I still want to make the boys these stuffed giraffes using this yarn I had leftover from making socks and hats for the "little dudes"  

Cute isn't it, I found it here on raverlry

There are a lot of giraffes patterns to pick from

Now a little picture that I hope puts a smile on your face and that is my cat Pete watching TV, he loves watching the weather man. I think it is all the hand gestures


  1. that book sound amazing! i am going to see if our library has a copy!
    that giraffe is super cute!

  2. I loved The Forgotten Garden and Kate Morton's other books too, The House at Riverton and The Distant Hours. I think you might also like The Thirtenth Tale by Diane Setterfield

  3. The book sounds great. I drive and listen, a lot, that sounds like a good one for me. I don't sew and listen, I tend to tune the speaker out after a bit. Love the shawl, what are it's dimensions? I don't knit, can crochet, but prefer not to (I use my crochet hooks for turning straps and such), but I do love sewing and quilting. I'm thinking that could be turned into a quilted shawl.

  4. That is the cutest girafffe ever. Thanks so much for linking up with my home made Chrismas.


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