If there's one thing I know about hospitals, there's usually some good knitting time to be had. This was true of our little sojourn last week. Luckily I'd shoved some yarn and needles into my bag when we left the house to see the GP. Several hours later, cosied up in a hospital room, Pearly sleeping restlessly on the bed beside me, I managed to cast on. It's a scarf, one of two requested last year for a pair of little friends to wear to school on winter mornings. I didn't get them finished then. I didn't even get them started. But here is one almost complete, ready for its matching hat. It's a diagonal rib pattern, easy-peasy, and pretty to look at. Reversible too. I've added a little keyhole to keep it snugly tied at the neck.
I'm slowly devouring this beautiful new book that I was lucky enough to win in a giveaway over at Vanessa's blog. Vanessa is a real proper foodie, and I can't believe she was willing to part with it. I thought it would be just a recipe book, but each chapter has a fantastic bio about the particular cook - people like Nigel Slater, David Thompson, Neil Perry and Maggie Beer. I love this stuff. I love reading about food, why people love it, how they came to make it their life. It inspires me. Lots more hours of indulgent food-reading time for me!
And finally, a finished project. These Fetching mitts are a birthday gift for a friend. I love the colour, and the cables. Best post them off before I change my mind and keep them for myself.
Ravelry notes here.
Joining in the Yarn Along at Ginny's blog.