I have started knitting Emmy a spring sweater in a dk weight mixed yarn that was given to me from a sweet reader (who figured out she knows my father through reading the blog) and passed on a bag of yarn to him to give to me.
The pattern is from the same book I have mentioned so many times here, Vintage Knits for Modern Babies. What I appreciate most about this book is that none of the patterns requires circular needles so I don't have to go out and buy a new size and length for each pattern. Also, most of the patterns call for size 3 and 6 needles. Finally, the patterns are mostly simple. This sweater pattern is probably my most ambitious knitting project to date, but I am sure it would still be categorized in the easy or easy/intermediate range. So far the front and back are knitting back and forth as one piece with a kind of basket weave pattern with some hole design.
I have started a book which I am really enjoying - Into the Wilderness by Sara Donati. I am working as the librarian at our little local library last week and this week while the regular librarian is on vacation. My friend recommended this book to me knowing that I enjoy books that are set during a more simpler time and I am glad she did. The library is open just 11 hours per week and Emmy and I have been enjoying seeing friends and catching up with the townspeople.
Looking forward to seeing all of the other knitting and reading at Ginny's yarn along.