I was encouraged by Ginny's post last week to pick up this classic book at our little library last week. It is a great read so far. A book about a working poor family in Brooklyn... so interesting to compare and contrast with today's concepts of "poor" and also the idea of hope.
I have read another of Betty Smith's novels which I really enjoyed as well - Joy in the Morning.
At Melanie's recommendation (thanks Melanie!) I am following the free pattern for simple socks knit on four double pointed needles from lionbrand.com. It is exciting to think about not have to sew up seams. I am stuck though.... I am at the turning the heel point and have the correct number of stitches for the heel on one needle and understand about going back and forth but there is a stitch I have not been able to understand - is is Wrap and Turn. Can anyone explain this?
I look forward to visiting the other knitting and reading posts today hosted at Small Things.
(no baby yet....)