Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Yarn Along: Eggs, Birds, and the Great American Novel

Joining Ginny over at Small Things for the regular Wednesday Yarn Along!
Two of my favorite things are knitting and reading, and the evidence of this often shows up in my photographs. I love seeing what other people are knitting and reading as well. So, what are you knitting or crocheting right now? What are you reading? Take a single photo and share it either on your blog or on Flickr. Leave a link below to share your photo with the rest of us!
~ Ginny Sheller from Small Things

Knitting Project: "Egg to Bluebird and a Little Nest, too" from itty-bitty toys by Susan B. Anderson
I wanted a little something to help usher in spring and when I saw this reversable little gem I thought I'd try it out. I'm just using some random yarn scraps from my stash since it is such a small project. The egg knit up pretty quickly and I hope to start the bird soon (I love that there is a bluebird on the cover of the book, too!). I want to make a nest, but I don't care for the one she has, so I may try my hand at the darling felted nests on Betz White's blog.

Book: Freedom by Jonathan Franzen
A few weeks ago I attended a reading by Franzen as part of the PEN Faulkner series and it was fabulous. Got my book signed and chatted with the drole author - now I just have to finish reading the book. It's gotten a lot of hype and in addition to Franzen being lauded as one of THE great American writers (and featured on the cover of Time magazine no less), my friend Kimberly insists that this is THE great American novel of our generation. THE great American novel? Well, the jury is still out, but we'll see...

9 comments:

Tracey said...

That is the second time today that I have seen this book...great american novel? Ok, maybe I should give it a look.
Love the nest, egg and bird idea for spring. Thanks for the link to the book. It is now on my list.
Warmly,
Tracey

Emily said...

That bird and nest are just too cute!! Perfect for the Easter season!

Amy said...

Dropping in as part of Yarn Along to say "hi".Lovely nest project!

Pumpkin Pie Baby said...

Just the other day I was thinking I'd love to knit a bird and nest for my girls' Easter baskets. I'll have to check that pattern out. I've read both the Corrections and Freedom by Franzen. I just can't get into him. But a lot of people share the opinion of him that he's going to be a classic.

Christina said...

i have heard so much about this book. i really must add it to my list.

and the nest~ oh so cute. : )

Erin said...

I can't wait to see how it turns out! I love that pattern!

Kaylana said...

Just popping in from the Yarn Along. I've seen several people mention this book. Please let us know what the jury decides. Have a great week!

house full of jays said...

I love the Itty-Bitty toys book. So many great patterns!

house full of jays said...

P.S. My heating pad arrived from you last week - I've been loving it! Thanks so much!