Monday, January 4, 2010

Bellas and Books

I have a friend with a birthday this week.  She loves the Twilight series, including the movies, so I am making her Bella's Mittens from subliminalrabbit.  So far I have one done: 

Pattern:  Bella's Mittens
Yarn:  Jo Sharp Silkroad Ultra in Tapenade (I hear my LYS will no longer be carrying this as it has to be shipped from Australia!  Too sad, I really like it.)

Modifications:  There are a lot; they are convertible because moms need fingers and they have a thumb hole for texting!  (If anyone responds to this, is not on Ravelry, and wants to know what I did, I will respond with more info.) 

My book group is discussing The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society next week, and next we're reading The Help.  I had links on here but somehow they disappeared and I'm too tired to go track them down. 

I really liked TGL&PPPS, especially the era - post WWII 1940s.  There were some heavy moments in the book but all in all it was fun and entertaining.  That's all for today, I need a nap! 


Thimbleanna said...

So, being the bad reader that I am, I didn't look up the pattern -- did you make the modifications that allow for the hole in the thumb and the covering for the fingers? Those mittens are adorable -- they'd be fantastic to have -- like you say -- perfect for texting!

I loved GLAPPPS and The Help too -- happy reading!

Stephanie D. said...

Yummy purple--my favorite color! I like that pattern, too. Such texture!

StarSpry said...

Great mitten; wonderful modifications! Your friend will love them :)

Rebekah said...

I LOVE these! Great job on them.

Candace said...

That is the most luscious color of yarn, Karen! Your friend is going to love them - especially with the weather you're having lately!

Niki said...

I LOVED the TGL&PPPS, it's one of the best books I've read in a long while. Gorgeous mitties :)
Have a happy friday

cheryl said...

Our book club group is reading "The Help" as well. I finished it awhile ago. Really good book.

Anonymous said...

Thank you my dear friend for my awesome gloves I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE them and they are sooo warm and so very cool!!! Thank you again your the best!!!luv ya:)