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The cartoon above  has always been one of my favorites.  So, when I received a much wanted, long awaited, Kindle for Christmas and discovered that there was a setting for naming it, the first name to pop into my head was George.  George and I have become almost inseparable, I read for several hours every evening and have read more in the last 3 months than I probably did in the last 3 years.  If I’m not reading, then I am searching for content to feed George.  There is a wonderland of free books on the internet, I’ve rediscovered old classics and found new indie authors.  Out of the almost 200 books obtained for George, 9 out of 10 were free.  My friend George, I will hug him and squeeze him and…….

It has been a long time since my last post, but there hasn’t really been anything worth posting.  Still trying to get the meds working right.  I hope that with Spring coming, and bringing warmer temps and more sunshine, that I will start feeling better.

Around Christmas I did finish a shawlette for Jessica.  I had a skein of Cascade 220 left over from knitting her February Lady Sweater, that I wanted to use.  Searching Ravelry, I found the pattern for 198 yards of Heaven by Christy Verity, which turned out to be a quick and easy knit.  This picture was taken while the shawlette was still being blocked.

198 yards of Heaven for Jessica

 

 Two chemo caps for Bill’s Aunt were also knit, but I didn’t get pictures of them.  The patterns I used were, Lotus Hat knit with Spud and Chloe Sweater, and the Cap Karma Hat, with crown shaping by Brooklyn Tweed, knit with Berroco Vintage.  It was the first time for knitting the Lotus Cap and it turned out really well, makes a very pretty hat.  The Cap Karma Hat pattern is an extremely fast and easy knit, which deceives people into thinking that you spent hours and hours knitting it.  I always knit an extra repeat to make sure that it fits, and if it turns out too long, the recipient can always roll up the ribbed edge.

I have also started 198 yards of Heaven for Kerry, but have decided to add a few more repeats to make it shawl size.  My shawl, Sivilla, is on hold for now.

Progress on A Crazy World has slowed considerably.   The search is still on for more fancy fabrics in shades of blue.

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