Friday, December 19, 2008


I've been finishing projects lately, always something to be proud of. I've been working on the "Happily ever after dress" since mid-summer I think. It doesn't fit the bug wonderfully well, nor has the yarn worn well over it's long knitting life, but done is done and here it is:

Next I finished a super bulky cabled hat from this pattern.
It looks a little funny on my model.....

So I found a better one...

It's shaped a little funny, but very warm.

And finally, I completed an Elizabeth Zimmerman Baby Surprise Jacket. It came out extremely small, but I've decided to give it to the happy parents anyway. I might fit for a week or two. The most irritating part was the buttons. I didn't want to shop for buttons tonight (the Friday before Christmas) so I made some by wrapping beads with my yarn. I'm not completely displeased with the result.
Knucklehead: Tall Tales and Almost True Stories of Growing up Scieszka Knucklehead: Tall Tales and Almost True Stories of Growing up Scieszka by Jon Scieszka

My review

rating: 5 of 5 stars
We all know that Jon Scieska knows how to write for boys, now we get to see why. He grew up in a house with 5 brothers alternately trying to trick, beat up, puke on, blame and bomb each other. I read it in one hour and didn't stop laughing the whole time. Excellent book for boys who hate books. Scieska knows how to keep it short, simple, side splittingly funny, and often just gross enough for boys. I love this book, and will recommend it often.

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