Diary

Diary of a Wimpy KidJerry reading after school today.

I was reminded this morning that the new Diary of a Wimpy Kid came out today. Every two weeks I get a Photojojo Time Capsule. I don’t even remember when I signed up for that email, but it’s fun to see what I was up to a year ago. Today’s time capsule included a photo of Jerry from November 9th, 2010 with the new book I had bought for him. Below is another shot from that day.

New BookFrom one year ago.

I made sure he still wanted the book, and went to the store to get the new one today. He’s already finished reading it, of course. They’re simple books and I guess he’s a pretty fast reader. But this series will always have a special place in my heart because it made him a reader. Instead of forcing him to read, now we’ve got to force him to put the book down and go to bed at bedtime.

In my Time Capsule there was also a picture of my purple Fiddlehead Mittens!

Fiddlehead Mittens

I love these so hard! They’re not mine anymore, but they belong to a knitter’s daughter so I can only assume they’re loved and respected.

In terms of current knitting, I’m working on another hat pattern. It requires a needle that I can’t find, so it’s on hold until I can either a) find the needle or b) get myself to the yarn store. How much you wanna bet I’ll end up at the yarn store tomorrow? I also have some background knitting; knitting that requires absolutely no attention whatsoever. Usually my background knitting is socks but I accidentally cast on for a scarf the other day, so I’ll knit on it until it’s done. The yarn is Noro Iro and was a gift from the knitter who’s daughter is the owner of the Fiddleheads.

Noro Iro scarf

The scarf has 20 stitches and I’m working in 1×1 ribbing, slipping the first stitch knitwise on every row. I’m technically making it for Jerry, who may or may not wear a scarf, I have no idea. But if it snows we’ll be ready!

Noro Iro scarf

4 thoughts on “Diary

  1. Love this post! Origami Yoda made my son a reader, a year ago. :)

    Question for you – how do you feel about thumb geometry? I’m partial to the thumbs that are knit with a nice gusset, in the front of the pattern, like the mittens in the Selbuvotter book – they fit like a dream. Do you find that thumbs off to the side, like your fiddleheads, or the sort of afterthought thumbs that have no gusset, fit? Do some work better than others depending on the yarn gauge (I imagine thinner yarn would mean more stitches and more elasticity..)? Are thumbs more particular with colorwork, where there is less stretch, than in simple stockinette? Just curious. I’m dreaming of some garter stitch mittens for the coldest days..

  2. I’m curious about your opinion on thumbs as well! I see yours are on the side. I did some from Spilly Jane that has the one that is more on one side than on the side (does that even make sense?) and it seemed the thumb was in the wrong spot. Which stinks because I LOVE the way the pattern looks.

  3. I’m curious about your opinion on thumbs as well! I see yours are on the side. I did some from Spilly Jane that has the one that is more on one side than on the side (does that even make sense?) and it seemed the thumb was in the wrong spot. Which stinks because I LOVE the way the pattern looks.

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