Wow, I haven't been Yarning Along for ages - I have missed it!
My reading at the moment - well, my read-aloud with Whirlwind - is this wonderful book, Herbert Peabody and His Extraordinary Vegetable Patch. My sister found this gem for Whirlwind for his birthday. I don't know how I hadn't come across it myself!
We are taking turns reading a page each aloud. And I am loving Herbie. How could you not love a book with quotes like these:
Herbie always has 'tea with real tea-leaves, because tea tasted better when it came from a teapot.'
'Herbie like the rich dark colour of the soil. It was like a crumbly chocolate cake.'
'He had built the kitchen himself using an old timber shop counter and a wooden filing cabinet. They were both dented and cracked, but he liked them exactly as they were.'
Are you loving Herbie as much as I do?!
Knitting wise, I have been making this rainbow bunting to put along the front fence. Yarn snob that I am, I have to say I am using acrylic as I think it will stand up to the weather better and it is cheaper. I don't like knitting it much as the feel isn't that nice, but it looks good. I will make an I-cord to hang them from.
And these are some seed packets Whirlwind made for one of his friends who wanted to start a garden a few months ago. Aren't they lovely? He has such a kind heart, my Whirlwind.
So looking forward to seeing all the Yarn Along posts, especially as most of you are in winter - perfect knitting weather - while we struggle along in the heat and terrible bushfires. It has been a sad Christmas this year here.