I finished the lacy edging for the baby blanket I was knitting, and when I came to sew it on to the main part I saw a mistake in it that is quite noticeable and renders it not really gift-worthy. I would use it myself if I had a little one, but I am not happy giving it as a gift. The baby is due any time, so I think I will be buying a present, rather than inflicting my dodgy knitting on him/her, and probably donating the blanket somewhere. Ah well.
My wurm hat is going well. I was concerned about doubling over the knitting for the band, but when it came to it I had no problem. I have been struggling to work out where the end of each round was, until someone suggested using a stitch marker, duh. So THAT'S what they are for! The hat isn't perfect by a long way, but I am happy to have learned the various new skills involved. At my craft group this week, I even found myself explaining to some else how to knit on circular needles.
I am loving the first issue of Kindred magazine, and looking forward to more. I am also really excited to have rediscovered a favourite childhood book, Mandy thanks to Kindred. I read this from the library as an eight year old and loved it, but could never recall the title or author and have spent years looking for it online under various titles that I thought it might have been called! Then when my Kindred magazine arrived last month, there was a list of books inside and I knew right away as soon as I read the title and author, that it was the one, and I am so looking forward to revisiting it. It will join my little pile of well loved books from my childhood.
Joining in with Ginny's Yarn Along. What are you knitting and reading?