I have been seeing many blogger posts concerning Christmas gifts so I figured I had better get my act together and start something.
I really only have one or two handmade gifts planned at this time. I really need to start the first one though. I want to make this vest for my mom. She is always cold in the winter and she really likes longer buttoned vests. I found this vest pattern in my LYS. It is in Ella Rae Hyde Park Story, Book #14.
I am using this acrylic yarn. The color is off in the picture. It is more teal in person.
I chose this yarn because mom is 87 years old and is not going to take the time to block a wool sweater. This vest is going to be machine washed and maybe even dried. Now I have to cast on and start knitting. I hope I can finish it before Christmas.
I finished Allegiant by Veronica Roth. To tell the truth, I was disappointed in this third book of the trilogy. I understand why the author decided to change the voice of this book, but I found it confusing. The story line itself was fine although I wanted more. I did not feel that in the end there was enough resolution of characters or story line. I felt that there needed to be something more in the epilogue. If you have read the first two books, you must read this book, but you may also be disappointed.
I have also just finished reading Island Girls by Nancy Thayer. It is due back to the library today. This is a wonderful book about "sisters". I enjoyed reading about all of the complicated relationships of the women in this book. This was a fast-paced, easy summer read. Since it is set in Nantucket, RI there are a lot of beach references. I am so glad I found this author from fellow bloggers. I now have a whole slew of books to look forward to reading. I am sure I will pick up another of her books when I am at the library today.
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