I'm joining in Ginny's Yarn Along again this week. Check out her blog for lots of links to lots of great projects and books.
I haven't finished anything recently, but that hasn't stopped me from starting the next baby blanket. This one is for Nephew E.
Nephew R, and Nephew O. This time I'm using Plymouth Encore Worsted yarn, and this is the first time I've used grey as the neutral color instead of cream. Six squares done so far, out of 42.
This blanket has been accepted as my Defense Against the Dark Arts OWL in the HPKCHC. Stranded back-and-forth knitting, fourth time through a big project, and all the ends to weave in -- I think any one of those elements would have qualified this project for "Practice Repelling the Cruciatus Curse." But it's not that bad, and while I'm still knitting the squares, it makes good portable knitting. Staying on schedule with this is taking almost all of my usual knitting time.
For reading, I recently started Ireland's Pirate Queen: The True Story of Grace O'Malley by Anne Chambers. My dad picked this up for my husband, but he left it on the dining room table one day too long and I'm reading it before him now. This is the kind of non-fiction my dad and I absolutely love. It sounds like Granuaile was a truly amazing woman. I can't wait to read the rest of this, and I hope to get to go visit the O'Malley lands sometime in the next few years.
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