This week I have been clicking along on my Peasy, and I finished the knitting tonight.
The next big step is choosing buttons.
I am really happy with it. Just the right shade of green, the lace is delicate without being difficult, the weight of it is just right.
The only downside of finishing it right now is that it's 85 degrees during the day and I won't need to wear it for quite some time.
But, since fall/winter/spring cold weather lasts about 9 months, I shouldn't malign the nice weather while we have it.
I had a recommendation from a friend many months ago that The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane was a good read.
When we were at Half Price Books today I saw a copy and scooped it up.
The Elder and I devoured it this afternoon, despite the length, and I openly wept as I read it to her while sitting on our backyard swing.
I am quite sure the neighbors thought I was a little crazy.
This story is filled with loss, love, sadness and joy. The main character is a china rabbit toy who becomes lost and has some great and some difficult adventures.
Some parts of it were on the edge of what I like to expose my children to - a little girl dies, a boy is slapped by his father who drinks - but the whole thing is just so beautiful that I would absolutely recommend it to you out there in Yarn Along land, and it will surely become a favorite in our home.
I don't know what it is about rabbit stories, I seriously had trouble continuing to read this book through the tears and it's the same with The Velveteen Rabbit. Every time I read that one, even though I have known the story since my early childhood, I can't help falling apart when the bunny becomes real at the end.
And so, my soggy installment of Yarn Along comes to an end.
Head on over to Ginny's for more knitting and great books.