I just finished a great knit: Mamma4earth's Rainbow Horse, and a great book: Adriana Trigiani's The Shoemaker's Wife. I've finished my third horse and have cast on for a fourth, and that's all the endorsement this pattern really needs: a great, easy knit with amazing results. If you want a beautiful story of love, with lots of twists and turns in the journey but nothing really terrible intervening, you'll love The Shoemaker's Wife. I couldn't put it down and the characters have stayed with me since I finished it.
Sometimes it can be a challenge to step into a new project or a new book when the ones you've just finished are whispering to you.
But, I've committed myself to a Peg Doll Swap over at We Bloom Here, and have calculated that I have a week to finish each doll before they need to be mailed. Being one who never does things in half measures, I've decided to create a pair of dolls for each recipient, which constricts my time a bit more! So, I've been busy knitting little peg doll "sweaters" as a base for my creations. Norah spends a lot of time napping in the sling, so I do a lot of walking and knitting, or rocking in the rocking chair and knitting. I'm excited about the winged ideas that are hatching around this creative adventure, and can see how these little peg dolls can become addicting!
I visited our local library to find out if they carried any other Adriana Trigiani books; I've already read "Big Stone Gap" (I highly recommend it), so asked the librarian for another recommendation. I wanted something that tells a great story without too much tragedy. She gave me The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. I managed to read a few pages last night, and am curious and captivated by the beginning of this book!
Please stop by Ginny's blog to share your own tales of what you're reading and knitting, and to find links to more recommendations!