Joining Ginny today at Small Things for Yarn Along.
I do love seeing what everyone else is knitting and reading. Although it means I then end up adding heaps more patterns to Ravelry, and filling up my library hold list again!
This week I have been taking a little trip down memory lane and reading some of my older blog posts. I decided to add labels to all my posts to make it all a bit more organised and so started to read them.
Isn't it funny how you forget some of the little things? So many lovely memories of when I was able to homeschool the boys - bittersweet now, but happy memories nonetheless.
And I was reminded of some recipes I made that I should do again, some crafting ideas and some books I would really love to re-read.
Also reminded of just how slack I can be sometimes when it comes to finishing projects! Just take a look at this!
This blog post from February 2012 includes a Pebble vest being modelled by Cuddlepie. I purposely made it a bit big so it would fit him for a while (or so I thought!)
Then some of you may remember seeing this blog post from February 2015. Hmmm - apparently I needed three years to find some buttons!
But this is what I mean by the memories - just look at those photos! It sounds so cliche when you say they grow up so fast. But they really, really do!
At least the Colin vest is finished, buttons and all!
Not a huge amount of room for growing though. Still, it will fit him for this autumn and maybe into winter. I really love it. Maybe next time, I would just do buttons on one shoulder. Depends on whether you like things symmetrical or not.
Even the scraps are pretty!
I started knitting the Scarf In A Scarf last night. Short rows with garter stitch - perfect TV knitting! Tonight is My Fair Lady, I think. Someone commented about Doris Day as well, so maybe my next movie collection will have to be Doris Day! Who else likes classic movies? What are your favourites?
I have started reading The Little Women Letters. Quite enjoying it - very light, fun reading.
It is quite funny that the three great-great-granddaughters of Jo March roll their eyes whenever their mother starts talking about Grandma Jo. I so love the Marches that it is almost terrible to hear these characters saying how they are sick of hearing about how wonderful Jo was!
This is one of the characters when a friend asked her who Grandma Jo was.
"'I can't believe I haven't told you about Grandma Jo,' said Lulu. 'We hear of no one else. Night and day, winter and summer, year after year after year. We beg on our bended knees, we implore her through gnashing teeth, Mother, we say, enough about Grandma Jo. But does Mom listen? Noooo.'"
I think I actually gasped when I read this!
But Lulu is the one most like Jo, who finds her letters, and discovers Grandma Jo is a different person to the perfect wife and mother she was expecting.