Just a quick peak at some of the projects I have taken on for my soon-to-be birthday gal. I am knitting a Springtime in Hollis cardigan with some coral Swans Island organic wool yarn that I am completely smitten over. Since snapping this pic yesterday, I have already finished the body and am working on the arms, so it is looking pretty good to being done by my February 26th deadline. I also finally got way across town to pick out some of this Acorn Trail fabric. As of now I am planning on making a dress (a tutorial that I will offer up right here on the ol' blog)) out of the peony fabric and some pants to go with this tunic out of the nature hike fabric (pattern yet to be decided), but I have been known to switch things up.
I also finally got out of my non-fiction reading only bender and dusted off "My Antonia" by Willa Cather from my bookshelf. As an adult I have come, over the last decade and a half, to really appreciate the classics (in all genres) and prefer perusing them to contemporary fiction. My shelves are filled with tattered thrift shop scores, annual library book sale copies, used bookstore finds and even one-cent Amazon buys. Children's and adult books, fiction and non-fiction, we have enjoyed many over the years(some numerous times, think "Little House" books, Jane Austen...) and many that have yet to be discovered. Yes, these undiscovered ones is where I will focus my reading this year, starting with this wonderful book with plenty of pioneer spirit.