Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Yarn Along: Back With a Hat (Big Surprise)

~ 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! 
~Ginny at Small Things

I know.  You're stunned.  Another baby hat.

After weeks of picking at Mouse's baby blanket (2.5 balls to go!) I realized that Moose's teacher's last day before she goes out on maternity leave is tomorrow.  Eek!  So I picked up this really pretty skein of Cascade 220 Superwash in "Princess Pink" at my LYS and frantically cast on a roll-brim beanie Adventure Hat.  I think I'll finish in time - I'm starting the crown now.

When I'm not falling into bed at night, I'm getting lost in The Language of Flowers after the kids go to sleep.  It's the story of an orphan finding her way in San Francisco after "aging out" of the foster care system.  While we all know I usually prefer historical fiction (this departure is for my neighborhood book club), the Victorian philosophy of the flowers' meaning (and somewhat mystical power) woven into the story keeps me riveted.  And I'd be lying by omission if I didn't admit that the protagonist's being an orphan didn't grab at my heart and make me want to run into Mouse's room just to hug her.

A small additional note: this is my 100th post.  If this is your first time visiting, or if you've been with me from the start, a very warm thank you for stopping by and spending some time with me in this little space. 

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  1. I LOVED that book immensely!! Nothing wrong with baby hats. I've been on a cowl kick and I could keep on going!! Congrats on your 100th posting!!

  2. I read that book recently and really enjoyed it, very good story!
    The tag I added to the knitted socks was made with a Stampin up set. Just had to have it to make my own tags. :-)

  3. I read that book too! Great read. Happy 100th posting!!!

  4. Sounds like a good read. Happy 100th posting, how exciting!