I crocheted this sweet baby hat in a six months size for my friend's newborn granddaughter using "I Love This Yarn" and a size H hook. This is a fast and easy pattern for a cute, little gift available for free at http://allicrafts.blogspot.com/2011/07/free-pattern-butterfly-hat-3-months.html
My book beginning is from Remarkable Creatures by Tracy Chevalier:
"Lightening has struck me all my life. Just once was it real. I shouldn't remember it, for I was little more than a baby. But I do remember."
This story could go in so many different directions given that dramatic opening. How the author incorporates this particular event is unfolding as I read so I do not yet know the form of it. The writing, however, is another of Chevalier's atmospheric pieces where the mood carries the reader into a misty beach front world of many possibilities. I find it to be dream-like and beckoning. This work of fiction is about Mary Anning, an acquaintance of Jane Austen who is a renowned fossil collector in the late 19th century.