Wednesday, October 21, 2015
I've started another crocheted holiday gift (I'll show you the colorful little purse another time, now that it's finished). Now I'm working on a hat for a little one, using the Sly Fox hat pattern from Goodknits. I love this design! It's simple and it crochets up really fast. I have a couple of little guys in mind for this hat, so I may be making more than one.
I gave up on my girl Olive this weekend. I wasn't enjoying it. I've never been one to quit a book but I've been giving myself permission to do it every now and then for the past few years. Life is just too short, you know? I used to hang on until the bitter end no matter what, but not so much anymore. I put Olive in the "donate" box and picked up a book I really do love - Silas Marner. I first read it in high school and I reread it every so often. I just bought this new paperback copy a few weeks ago, to replace an old one I'd given away. It's nice to have a copy again, and a fresh, clean one at that. I tend to find myself rereading this book as we approach the holidays, because of the Christmastime setting. I read a lot more Eliot later on, as an English major in college, but this is by far my favorite of her books (and one of my favorite books, period). It's a lovely, touching, human story.
Thank you so much for your sweet comments lately. You're such a nice bunch of people and it makes me so happy to know you enjoy my blog and the things I share here. What's new with you? We're getting ready for Halloween and we're all very excited, even the Bear who devised a "mountain man" costume for himself this year. He's been growing out his beard and everything...it's quite a get-up. Finally, it feels truly autumnal here, with real cold at night and lots of rain (this week, anyway), and I'm enjoying my blankets and candles as much as ever - or maybe more, since autumn was a long time coming this year. I hope you're having a good week!
Joining in with Ginny's Yarn Along