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

Different Lines

Different Lines WIP

Sunday I will be attending a birthday party for my Grandma – 80! – and I already bought an outfit to match this unfinished shawl that I  plan to wear. I have made good progress since starting on Friday, but those darn rows just keep getting longer and longer! Wish me luck!

Different Lines WIP

The pattern is Different Lines (I bought this pattern with the amazing Stripe Study Shawl – came out to about $8 USD after conversion). The yarn is Harrisville Designs New England Shetland that I got as part of a Vivian Hoxbro kit at a yarn store in Columbia, SC years ago. The kit was for the pattern Dancing Stripes.  I knew I probably wouldn’t knit that pattern, but the yarn and colors were amazing – and amazingly priced at 75% off. I’ve been saving the yarn for just the right pattern, and so far I’m loving the Different Lines pattern in this shetland yarn. As with all woolen spun yarns, I am anticipating the transformation once it’s blocked. It will soften up a lot, and be lightweight but warm and cozy. I can’t wait.  Now back to the knitting! Must finish!