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:

Erin @ Wild Whispers said...

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

Ginny said...

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

Kaylana said...

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

Lori ann said...

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

Kim said...

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...

FlauschiOhren said...

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

pinkundine said...

Congrats :)

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

Ellen said...

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.

Emily said...

Congratulations on your news!

Love that pirate sweater!

Mary Lou said...

Congratulations! A new baby model, yeah!!

Sarah Jane said...

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

jenn said...

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

Jen said...

Congratulations, Jess!

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

nest full of eggs said...

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

Plain and Joyful Living said...

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

Swanski said...

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"!!

Krista said...

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

Alisa said...

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

stitchandpurl said...

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

www.theevolvinghomemaker.com said...

congrats! the pirate sweater is fabulous too!

:)
jen

painted fish studio said...

congratulations to you and your family! :)

Waverley said...

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

Waverley

kristin said...

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)

Jen N said...

Wow! Congratulations!!

Amy said...

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

Sarah said...

baby!!! congratulations!!!

s said...

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

Alina said...

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

Liv said...

Congratulations! Three is excellent.