Finished and Beginning

I'm joining the "Fibers on Friday" posting at and the "Book Beginnings" at

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 


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.



srivalli said...

Dramatic beginning! Can one survive a lighning strike? Here is my book beginning

JC Jones said...

I have never heard of Mary Anning. Interesting choice. Here is my post:

WonderWhyGal said...

The hat is very cute. I really need to work on my crochet skills. My knitted baby hats take forever to make.

I'll have to check out that book.

Spinster Beth said...

That is a really really cute baby hat! I love it! It's different and unique, not just a ribbed blah!

mkonieczki said...

That hat is adorable! I like the little bow detail at the front! It really makes it special.