Respite from Rain
Normally, I would figure that the patterns wouldn't suit my interests, but thumbing through I decided I wanted to make this, even though I don't have a dog (I could get one, right?):
The tea cosy will be a gift, but has to stay a secret, so this will be the only time I mention it until next fall, unless I decide I have to whip one up for myself as well. I love the curliques on top.
This is a great feature that I wish other magazines would adopt! I know that the photo is absolutely terrible, as my camera both picked up the glare from the flash, and focused on the numbers instead of the photos... but the idea of being able to turn to the last page of one of my knitting magazines and see all the patterns in one place, with the page numbers, really works for my visually oriented and forgetful mind! I would sure have an easier time re-locating that pattern I saved for later.
This was not my intended purchase; I was wandering the aisles in the yarn section, trying to locate some acceptable pink cotton yarn for my Warming Grace square. Vicki posted information about this project the other day; Grace is Cynthia's five year old niece, who is fighting leukemia, and Cynthia's idea is to get enough 5-inch squares of either cotton or soft wool, to make a pink blankie for her to take with her to the chemo sessions she is facing. This was a cause I had to embrace right away, as my own little brother died of leukemia back in 1962, before modern medicine had developed a chance at survival. Take a look and see if you want to join in.