The lollipop is looking more and more like a baby blanket every day, though I am disappointed by the hearts. I ripped these rows out so many times to figure out what I was doing wrong with the top curves of the hearts, and finally I had to conclude that there is an error in the pattern. The tops of the hearts just don’t line up with the bottoms. I’m not going to give up on the blanket, and I’m hoping that when the blanket is off needles and stretched out a bit, the misshapen hearts won’t look so awful. It’s possible they’ll look more like triangles; that would be OK too. But if I find any more errors in this pattern, I’m going to be really frustrated.
I am reading Lauren Groff’s novel The Monsters of Templeton, which annoyed me on the second page when the first-person narrator looks at herself in the mirror and comments on her “once-pretty face.” This line is one of my pet-peeve clichés, especially in the voice of a first-person narrator. Are there really people in the world who look at themselves in the mirror and bemoan their “once-pretty” faces? There probably are, but I don’t want to meet them. After that initial annoyance, though, the book has sucked me in, and I’m enjoying it. I’ll tell you more soon.
Yarn Along is hosted by Ginny on her blog, Small Things.