The girls and I just started reading The Penderwicks on Gardam Street. This is the second Penderwick novel. We loved the first one and were excited to finally read the second. The third in the series is due out in May!
The lovely yarn was purchased with a Christmas gift certificate to a local yarn shop. Oh how nice it is to have a yarn shop the next town over. They have only been open for a few months and I am happy to say are doing quite well. On my needles is a sew of wrist warmers for myself. the pattern is Toast, a quick and easy knit.
Here is how I spend the rest of my gift certificate and last weekend. Knitting a Shalom for myself. This one one of the patterns that I have been wanting to make since I learned to knit about eighteen or so months ago. I put it on my ravelry cue in September of 2009, not really thinking that someday I would be able knit a sweater, let alone one for myself. So what a joy if was to knit and wear this finally.
I also finished the green birthday socks from last week, but they are wrapped and waiting to be opened this evening. I'll share those later.