This week, I am continuing my reading through the winners of the Newbery Medal and I’m up to 1961′s winner, Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell, which I remember reading as a child. Telling the story of a young girl struggling to survive alone on an island, this book is just as engrossing, haunting, and inspiring as I remembered. Powerful.
I finished knitting a pumpkin hat, which turned out to be way too big for its intended recipient, so I cast on a smaller version. Now instead of a hat for her daughter, my friend will get a set of mother-daughter pumpkin hats! So I guess not all mistakes are a bad thing.
This post is part of the weekly yarn-along at Small Things, so pop on over there if you want to see what some lovely folks are knitting/crocheting and reading this week.