I finished a book.
Not a book I was reading to the girls. Not a fiber related book. Not a book I needed to read to teach anything.
I read a book for fun. Sure it was a “beach” read but I read it. It took me a week when it should have taken a weekend but that’s life around here. It’s a big deal that I was able to find the time to read the book. The book was “Nobody’s Princess” by Freisner. Certainly no great piece of literature but it was a cute story. A story of Helen of Troy as a young girl and what a little rebel she was. Or at least, what the author imagined she’d be like. While I’m on a roll I’ve picked up “No Country for Old Men”. We’ll see if I actually get to finish another any time soon.
I also finished a sweater.
I got lazy and decided to leave the bottom hem as it is. I still may change it but right now, it’s what it is. The bell sleeves are my favorite part and the sweater fits great… Which you’ll have to take my word for. It’s a little damp still. Though, I can’t guarantee I’ll take a photo of me in it once it’s dry.
If I was following my usual mode of operation I would have cast on for at least 2 more things once that sweater was done. I thought about it but I worked on Sprout instead:
I have just 1.5 inches left and then I can separate the sleeves and body. I’m looking forward to having a new spring sweater.
Though, I may just be casting on soon enough. Both girls have requested sweaters. 7going-on20 wants a new short sleeve sweater or a Baby surprise Jacket, or a combination of the 2 and if it could be in pink that would be really good but maybe you could throw in some red or purple and then I really do like the short sleeve sweater from last year and something like that is nice and I think I want stripes or some other pattern but the surprise jacket is good if I can have some really cool buttons…. I won’t go on further. Let’s just say it was a long one sided conversation.
The little one just wants all the sweaters that come off my needles but lately she’s been in love with a BSJ that’s on display in the shop. I’m thinking of using this for one:
It’s Ella Rae Amity left over from other sweaters. I’m going to dig around in the Cottonease stash before I start, just in case I want to change my mind.