Tuesday, November 13

Yarn Along: The Midwife...



Oh, this book!  I was able to watch Call the Midwife on PBS which was great! When I found out that the show was based upon books written by Jennifer Worth, I decided that I wanted to read them.  At some point, there will be a boxed set of three of her books coming out, but I decided that I didn't want to wait.  I ordered the first one (originally called Call the Midwife but apparently now just The Midwife) and it was excellent!  There are parts of the book that are not for the faint of heart, but this is an excellently written story of a midwife serving the poor in England in the 1950's. 

I have am nearly done with Button's hat and could easily finish it, but I want to bring it to our Knit Night on Thursday to see how it is supposed to be completed properly.  The little ones and I have been making these tiny yarn pumpkins and apples this week, which has been fun.  I am going to be learning how to make a pretty lace wrap on Thursday!  More on that later!

What are you knitting and reading?

14 comments:

elizabeth said...

very nice! I am re-reading some M. L'Engle... on swiftly tilting planet currently... :)

come on in x said...

those little pumpkins are so sweet my daughter would love to make those, thanks for the inspiration x

karen said...

good luck on the lace wrap! Sounds like a fun knit :)

momto5 said...

the book sounds good. and you apples and pumpkins are super cute. good luck with finishing up the hat tomorrow!

Eileen said...

Yor yarn pumpkins are lovely and Call the Midwife I just ordered. Tanks for the recommend

Crunchy Momma said...

Love this little pumpkins. Something for my little ones to do with yarn : ) This is my first time visiting your blog, thanks for the great idea. Tricia @ CrunchyCatholicMomma.blogspot

Jenny said...

The little pumpkins are so sweet!

I just started reading this book this week as well. I am thoroughly enjoying it!

Lori ann said...

Cute pumpkins! Good luck with your hat, it looks great!

Michelle M. said...

Those pumpkins are adorable!

I loved that show and really want to read the books, too. I'm glad you enjoyed it.

kerri.warmus said...

Cute pumpkins and apples! How young do you think a child can be and make those? My son is 4.

M. Emily said...

Hi Kerri! I think that your son could do it with help from you. The tricky part is the pipe cleaner step.

Julia said...

I caught a few episodes of the pbs version but my life and their schedule are just not working out, I think I grab the book. Thanks for the suggestion. Those pumpkins are cute, I have a small cornucopia on our kitchen table with one tiny pumpkin/gourd in it. My husband keeps calling it a horn of not much, I think it needs some yarn pumpkins and apples. Thank you for posting them.

Fam said...

I really want to read that book, it's on my wish list for Christmas, and those pumpkins! - so cute.

Charis's Mum said...

I now want to get my hands on The Midwife. I enjoyed the first "Call the Midwives" series.

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