Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Yarn Along and Other News

Joining Ginny again for Yarn Along.
A few weeks ago I saw that someone was reading A Tree Grows in Brooklyn and I added it to the growing list of books to someday read.
Well, when I saw it at a garage sale for 50 cents I snapped it up and I am so glad I did!
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn is a semi-autobiographical novel by Betty Smith about growing up desperately poor in the early 1900s in Brooklyn.
Her descriptions of the daily lives and social interactions of her childhood home were vivid, raw, often sad, but sometimes beautiful.
The knitting is a pirate sweater for the Younger. He is way, way into pirates right now.
The plan is to put a Jolly Roger pocket on when it's finished, and he asked if I could add an Imperial Navy flag on the opposite side.
He's so funny.
In other news, I have been flipping occasionally through the book that my midwife gave me at my first OB appointment a month ago.
Which means that we are expecting a third baby in the spring!
Thanks to Yarn Along, I won't suffer for great ideas for baby knitting!
Good thing I have a little time :)
What have you all been reading and knitting lately?

29 comments:

  1. Congrats! How exciting! I love the vest... can't wait to see it finished!

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  2. Congratulations! Jonny is reading
    A Tree Grows in Brooklyn toon! I loved it.

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  3. Yeah for more babies on the Yarn Along troupe! All the baby knits inspire me to keep knitting.
    Congratulations!

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  4. congratulations! lovely knitting and book. i just recently reread it when my daughter moved there!

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  5. Congrats! A sweet wee one to knit for. I love your books choice--one of those special books I re-read every so often.
    Happy Knitting...

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  6. Congratulations!!! And that pirate sweater is just brilliant, perfect for a pirate fan =)

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  7. Congrats :)

    I love the pirate sweater - because who doesn't love pirates sometimes?!

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  8. I was just going to say that I love the striped sweater - now that it's a pirate sweater, so much the better. Will you knit a little pirate eye patch too? Congratulations on your new little one - more lovely baby knits in the future.

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  9. Congratulations on your news!

    Love that pirate sweater!

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  10. Congratulations! A new baby model, yeah!!

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  11. I had to look twice. Congrats, Jess!!! That's fantastic. How have you been feeling?

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  12. hooray!!! and it's a great book. Loved it.....

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  13. Congratulations, Jess!

    That is the cutest pirate sweater I've ever seen.

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  14. when I saw the title of that book, I was curious to see if it was a pregnancy announcement... and it was ! I'm so happy for you ! oh, baby knitting is so fun :)
    btw, my oldest son went through a huge pirate stage

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  15. Congratulations on your new little one!!
    I am going to get that book out of the library tomorrow.
    I read another of her books and it was also very good.

    Warm wishes, Tonya

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  16. Congratulations!! I loved that book and it was one of my favorites as a young teen. Pirates? I love it! The project looks awesome, "matey"!!

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  17. I'm so excited for you all! Annie and Henry will be fantastic older siblings!
    YAY for babies!

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  18. congrats on the new baby! I have gotten so many great ideas from the yarn along for my little one!!! Happy knitting!

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  19. Congratulations!
    Looking forward to seeing more baby knits! :)
    I love the stripey pirate sweater, it'll look fabulous!

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  20. congrats! the pirate sweater is fabulous too!

    :)
    jen

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  21. congratulations to you and your family! :)

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  22. Congratulations on your new little one! We miss you not seeing you in St. Paul. Take care,

    Waverley

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  23. really great news Jess!! congratulations to all!! thought i may have heard a little something on Tuesday when we got together...so would have LOVED to give you a big hug!! xxxxx hope you are feeling great. (more) xxxx (for baby)

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  24. Wow! Congratulations!!

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  25. I'm late to the party here but a huge congratulations to you my sweet friend! What exciting news. I wish you all good things. xoxoxo

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  26. congratulations! I just love babies :)

    please put me down on whatever meal list you have going... I'd love to bring you something yummy postpartum.

    rachael

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  27. Congrats! I will have to check that book out. Boys and pirates :)

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  28. Congratulations! Three is excellent.

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