Joining in with Ginny from Small Things.
I am happy to say I have finished the cowl from last week and posted about it here. Over the weekend I managed to cast on and finish a Raspberry Beret. It was a quick knit. The pattern was easy to follow and the beret is very cute. However, the yarn I used wasn’t 10 ply like I had originally thought, but more like 12ply. I used smaller needles that the pattern called for, as I had intended the beret for either Scarlett or Tenneille, but it fits me! May try it again with some 8 ply yarn and see if I can get the right size for the girls. The pattern is free and can be found on Ravelry. The photos don’t really do it justice, it looks better on, but I couldn’t get a good picture wearing it.
As for reading, I still haven’t started the book I mentioned last week, instead I’m reading a kindle book (surprise, surprise!) called, Growing Up Country: Memories of an Iowa farm girl, By Carol Bodensteiner. I’m only a few chapters in but I am loving it already. Having spent my childhood in the country, I can relate to a lot of what has been written. It seems country life is similar, no matter where you grow up. I am looking forward to reading more of it tonight.
Looking forward to seeing everybody’s crafty loveliness and reading about your book reviews. Jacinta x