How to participate: Share the first line (or two) of the book you are currently reading on your blog or in the comments. Include the title and the author so we know what you're reading. Then, if you would like, let us know what your first impressions were based on that first line, and let us know if you liked or did not like the sentence. The link-up will be at A Few More Pages every Friday and will be open for the entire week.
"The very first thing he does is fix me with those wonderfully brown eyes and say, 'It's possible I'm too drunk to judge, but you might have something there.'
It's October 1920 and jazz is everywhere. I don't know any jazz, so I'm playing Rachmaninoff."
Thus begins the story of Ernest Hemingway and his first wife, Hadley. In those beginning sentences, author Paula McClain amazingly captures an essence of each of them. The pages turn easily as I enjoy this novel about the people and times.
The Granny style baby blanket is finished.
Beginning with the center motif, I modified the pattern and continued it to the desired size.
Plymouth Encore is such a fabulous yarn! I've used it for so many projects, decided to try another, then returned to it. It makes a lovely, soft, warm blanket.
Since I was working from stash, I began with the pink/cream/yellow for the main body and a cream color for the lacy dividers. I switched to plain cream when I had used all of the colored yarn. It looks so natural to fade to the lighter color. I'm so pleased with that coloration. The scalloped border is a pretty edging from Nicky Epstein's book, Crocheting On The Edge.
Now the blanket is tied with a polka-dotted bow, wrapped in tissue, and on its way across the country to a precious grand-niece. I hope she feels the love and is blessed by the prayers that these stitches carry.
What are you working on?