So these are the projects I currently have on the go - you can see them here on Ravelry. And my question is, how many projects would you have on the go at one time? How many do you think is too many to control at once? Keeping in mind, that this is only my knitting projects - does not include two cross stitch projects, three quilts and one embroidery project! Will the ones planned as gifts ever be finished in time?!
Still working on the back of the Shoulders jumper from November 1933 Stitchcraft and have now added the baby jersey from April 1934 Stitchcraft. Also, not photographed as I left it at someone's house, is the Girl on Fire Shawl and a bathmat that I am knitting in 4 strands of cotton on huge needles.
My reading this week is A Star For Mrs Blake. I am really enjoying this - pretty sure it was a recommendation from a previous week's Yarn Along.
The book is set in 1931 and follows a group of Gold Star Mothers as they make the pilgrimage to France to see the graves of their fallen sons.
From the blurb:
'The United States Congress in 1929 passed legislation to fund travel for mothers of the fallen soldiers of World War I to visit their sons' graves in France. Over the next three years, 6.693 Gold Star Mothers made the trip.'
The Gold Star Mothers group is still active today.
|Gold Star Mothers commemorative postage stamp issued in 1948.|
I had never heard of the Gold Star Mothers so am really enjoying this book. I am just over halfway through - it is the morning of the day that they are to visit their sons' graves.
My other reading has been the winter issue of Earth Garden magazine. I particularly liked the back cover image - perfect for the cold weather we are having.
Not many flowers at the moment. I am planning to have some more winter flowers next year, but my single camellia has just started flowering.
This is the view from my kitchen window. I am slowly working on that garden bed. See those ugly looking grasses - they are history!
And thank you so much to all my new followers. I know it isn't that many, but I am so super excited to have reached 25 followers!