Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Yarn Along: A Cheerful Baby Hat and "The Fire by Night"


Jarrod and I are about to become an aunt and uncle for the first time, and yesterday I finished up the wee baby hat I was knitting for our new niece. The yarn is from a little shop on Kauai and it makes me think of plumeria flowers and sunsets. I'm not a huge fan of variegated yarn (though the colors in this one are irresistible), so I thought I'd try to break it up a bit with the purl ridges. In retrospect, I wish I'd have just stuck with stockinette stitch, and I also should've started the decreases a row later so they didn't pull on that purl section. But I don't think you'll really see that when it's stretched out on the baby's head. That is one benefit to the purl rows -- they made the hat stretchier so hopefully it'll fit on the baby's head for a little longer.

Next up on my needles: finally Kitchenering together my "Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life" MKAL cowl, and then casting on for a Newt Scamander Hufflepuff scarf for a friend.

I'm about 100 pages into "The Fire by Night" by Teresa Messineo (out next Tuesday) and I'm really enjoying it. It's a novel about two best friends, both WWII nurses. One is stationed in Europe and the other in Hawaii and then on Corregidor in the Phillipines (and then on to a Japanese POW camp). Both woman are complex characters who admirably face horrific events, and I like that the book is set both in Europe and the Pacific. So far, I'd say it's definitely worth checking out if you like historical fiction!

*Yarn Along is a wonderful weekly link-up hosted by Ginny at the Small Things blog about two of the best things in life: books and knitting.

1 comment:

  1. Great that you are reading a book where one nurse is stationed in Hawaii. Are you recognizing any of the locales or things mentioned? The cap is too adorable and I really like the colors as well. I'm envious of your talent as it's always something I wished I had learned.


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