I guessed that they would probably stretch a bit after being worn, so I made them size smaller than her actual shoe size. They were very snug when I tried them on, but not uncomfortable in the least. I used a cotton yarn, "Drops Paris", from Garnstudio, and must say I didn't like working with it much. But the slippers turned out great, I have a mind to make myself a pair as well - but first I need to do something about all my other unfinished projects.
As far as reading goes, I've been stepping away from the computer and actually taking some quiet time to myself to just lie in bed and read. I borrowed a stack of books from my sister that she recommended, and decided on "About a boy" by Nick Hornby. It's an old book, but I haven't wanted to read it despite good reviews because of Hugh Grant. I know he is in the movie, which I haven't seen, and he is on the cover of the book. I know lots of ladies swoon over this man, but no, he just gets on my nerves. I can't stand movies with him in them, always the same character. Always that creased brow, insecure look that is supposed to be so charming. So that kind of put me off of the book. But I really enjoyed it. It was quite witty and made me laugh every now and then, and a very easy book to take in. Just what I had been looking for.
Next on my list is Barbara Kingsolvers "Poisonwood bible". Another book that everyone probably read ages ago, but as usual, I let silly things like it being mentioned on Oprah put me off of it. I'm planning on this book being a summer read, I want to take my time with it. Just as well, summer is upon us and the days are packed from beginning to end. We have the usual goings on here at home, I sometimes feel like I do nothing other than tidy up and cook. We're spending as much time as we possibly can outdoors, and we've come to the point where I'm having a hard time getting my boy to come in at the end of the day. My little corner of green needs weeding and watering, and I still have some seedlings inside to tend to. And a tree. Indoors. I have a thing for acorns, I love the look of them and their smooth texture, so I planted one to see what would happen. Grow it did, and now I need to figure out what to do with it. Can I make a bonsai out of it? Anyone have any experience with that? If that doesn't work I think I'll just have it in here until fall, and plant it in some special place outside.
Joining once again in Yarn Along.