Work-in-Progress Wednesday 21


Sorry for the blurry pic...I must have had the shakes!  This week I'm starting on my own shrug for my brother's wedding (I hear there are less than 40 days until the big day).  The part I am working on now is the back and while I'm not in love with the pattern so far, I think that the next parts are the reasons I fell for the pattern.  Guess I'll have to wait and see!

I'm also reading a great book with the kids, There's A Hamster In My Lunchbox, that is really funny and also just happens to have an adoption storyline that uses appropriate adoption language (I love when that is the case).  We're all really enjoying it!  I'm reading The Descendants (to myself) and liking that a lot too (I'm only about 100 pages in at this point).  I am not liking the fact that I'm reading the version with the movie tie-in cover (major Heather pet peeve) but it's on loan from my SIL and I certainly can't turn down a free book to read!

Joining up with Yarn Along at Small Things & WIP Wednesday at Tami's Amis.



farfromharmfarm said...

oooh, thanks for the kid's book rec. it's on my amazon wish list now.

AEK said...

I totally agree about the movie tie-in book cover! The book was there first, gosh darn it.

Minding My Own Stitches said...

Sounds like you're getting to the good parts of the shawl soon, so I can't wait to see it next week. I have the same feeling about movie tie-in reprints, but a free book is a free book!

ElisabethAndrée said...

Your shrug will be looking great, I am sure! Sometimes the beginning of a pattern don't do justice to the whole apparal.

paula said...

Right there with you on that whole book cover thingy. Annoying. :) I am looking forward to seeing your shrug come together, though!

Kathleen said...

jaksjfd I love that other people hate books with movie tie-in covers, too. I also need to read (and see!) The Descendents.

I hope the shrug pattern will get better and be something you can be even more in love with when it's done. I like the stitch texture so far!

Also, when you mentioned a kids' book with a good adoption story line, I remembered a book I read last year---Kimchi and Calamari by Rose Kent---that I thought handled the concept of adoption in an awesome way. It may be a little old for your kids yet, but it's one to keep in mind.

Mistea said...

Your project is looking beautiful already - I look forward to seeing the progress, sounds like a fun project.
Thanks for sharing.

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