Last day of summer for us in the Southern Hemisphere today and although I have been knitting over summer, there have been a few way too hot days where knitting was just too sweatily impossible. Looking forward to cooler days and actually being able to see some of the knitting worn!
This week I am reading The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom. Historical fiction, my favourite. It is set on an isolated plantation in Virginia in the late 1700s. There are the usual cast of characters for a novel with this setting:-
* The benevolent but usually absent master
* The weak, slightly hysterical, laudanum dosed younger mistress of the house
* The cruel overseer who is stealing from the master and blaming the slaves
* The daughter of the master and a slave who the master doesn't quite know how to treat
* The kindly mama slave who takes quiet control of the mistress
Even though it is formulaic, still an enjoyable read.
Knitting wise, I am knitting some (we will see how many!) hot cross buns for Easter play, using this pattern. As you can see, I quickly knitted a few rows of the first one to take a photo! So will comment next week on the pattern.
Also making some rainbow gnomes. I dyed this 4 ply in rainbow colours a very long time ago (the yarn was originally used to make my daughters some gnomes and they are now 16 and 14!!) I already had the pink one from years ago. They are knitted using the Little Knitted Gnomes pattern from The Gnome Craft Book. They are the perfect size for finger puppets.
Look forward to seeing all the beautiful knitting over at Small Things.