finished another project for the junebug, the emma tunic that did turn out more like a tunic than the dress that i had initially planned, but that's okay! i also ran out of the pink yarn. i still like the way it turned out. i decided to leave out the button affair all together, the neck is so wide that i could even fit it over her legs and body, so this'll do! here are my ravelry notes for the tunic. (oh yes, photos of baby in dress to follow once it's there :))
i cast on for the Rae scarf yesterday, inspired by mamajay's Ocean Rae. i had meant to make a different scarf with it and many of you might actually recognize that yarn from other yarn along posts, but it just didn't work out. i would have loved a scalloped scarf, but the pattern was just too much work (for me) to read, at least too much for what i expected. for me a garter stitch scarf really needs to be mindless knitting, which allows me to multitask (cuddle a toddler and read to him, play scrabble with my hubby, watch a movie) while finishing it. and i think the Rae is just that, it's making good progress already.
i also finished Barnheart on monday night and was really moved by it. it's a lovely book, full of heart and soul and honesty. it made me long for a different life at times but it also taught me that the time to fulfill your dreams always comes at some point! now i cracked the cover of Pioneer Women: Voices from the Kansas Frontier. has anybody of you read it?
i love to knit and to read, so i'm joining ginny's yarn along. what are you knitting and reading?