Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Well, pat me on the head......

and give me a sucker! I have been a good girl. I have an-honest to goodness-I-know-you-can-hardly-believe-it-but-it's-true......finished object! Woo hoo!

TA DA! The Mist Scarf

This will be a gift for my mom for Christmas. Yes you heard correctly. I have an actual Christmas gift finished! I think I might deserve a popcicle for that! This scarf is just the beginning of my lace knitting to be sure. I enjoyed it so much. I will have the pattern available soon, in case anyone else wants to make it. It is about 7"X56", but can easily be made bigger. It only took one ball of Kid Merino, which I really enjoyed working with. It is so light and airy.

Just look how yummy it is up close.

I also finished reading Debbie Macomber's new book, Back on Blossom Street. I was asked to review it on the blog, so here goes. (warning: I am not a professional reviewer lol)

I really enjoyed this book. It was a really nice summer read, and would be great for beach or travel reading. If you have read the first two books, The Shop on Blossom Street and A Good Yarn, you will see some familiar faces. Lydia starts a new knitting class, and as usual, the women meet new friends and deepen some existing friendships. They each have their own flaws and real fears, yet find a respite and support within the knitting class. It reminded me how knitting seems to bring us comfort and camaraderie, even when we think nothing can at the time.

Alix, who we met previously, is planning her wedding, but it is not going completely according to her plans. Colette, a young widow, is struggling with a new love interest, and a family crisis puts some tension between Lydia and her sister Margaret. Lydia struggles with her own troubles and fears yet makes everyone feel welcome in the class. Her warmth makes you wish that she was your local yarn store owner. I enjoyed watching the women develop deeper friendships and achieve some personal growth.

Overall I really liked the book, especially because I was really in the mood for a light and easy read at the time. If you want a warm and comfortable book to curl up with, you might want to try this one.

Now for some random (and sad) super cuteness.....The Hubby spotted these 8 little ducklings in our front yard last night.
We have no idea how they got there, or where the mother is. We carried them behind the house in a bucket, so they would not get hit by a car. They were so scared looking, and stayed huddled so close we couldn't see them all most of the time. Really, there are 8 of them. We didn't touch them, but left water and some bread near them in case they were hungry or thirsty. I don't know where they are now. I am believing they are going to be okay, even though that is highly unlikely. Poor babies.


tiennie said...

Standing up and clapping! Way to go!

Anonymous said...

Maybe their mother came back and found them.

The scarf is gorgeous! What a great Christmas gift.

I've read the other 2 books and didn't know there was a third. They're great mindless, yet entertaining, books. Perfect for the pool reading; I'll have to go get a copy.

limedragon :-: Harriet said...

Love Mint Scarf! And only one ball? Very nice!

Hope Mama Duck found the ducklings.

Susan Pandorf said...

The ducklings are too cute. Bless you for trying to help them.

The scarf isn't hard on the eyes either. Congrats. I'm sure you mother will love it!

Opal said...

*applause* i love the scarf! i really hope the ducklings will be all right.

Susan Pandorf said...

So, where in Michigan? And are you included in the group of Michigan knitters meeting at Threadbear in Lansing on July 17th?

Enquiring minds want to know! said...

What a beauty! Congrats! W00t!

Alpaca Granny said...

Hey, there, Lisa. Good job on the book review. I received two in the mail also. I'm going to use them as a raffle at the FiberFestival. Wonder why we were the "Chosen Ones"

Kel said...

That scarf is beauuuutiful!