Lola, Onni, me and my books

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Pattern: Rowan Babies / Kim Hargreaves
Yarn: Rowan All Season's Cotton
Needles: 4,5 mm

Onnin Lola on ollut valmiina jo iät ja ajat. Hatusta tuli täsmälleen sopivan kokoinen, joten syksyllä täytynee tehdä uusi. Ihan mielelläni teenkin, malli on kiva (vaikka seuraavan teen kyllä sukkapuikoilla) ja All Season's Cotton tuntuu mukavalta. En ole vielä päättänyt, mitä tekisin niistä puserolangoistani – ehkä sittenkin jotain Onnille? Lanka tuntuu niin lapsiystävälliseltä. :-)

Onni's Lola hat has been ready for a while now. The pattern is nice and easy, and the fit is great, so I'm gonna make him a bigger one for fall (only this time with DPNs). All Season's Cotton is nice too. I still haven't found the perfect pattern for me, so I'm thinking of making something for Onni instead.

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Joy tagged me with a book meme! This is my first one, hence the excitement. :-)

Total number of books in your house
531. I counted them. (I told you that I'm excited.) A half of it is fiction, the rest are about art, graphic design and typography, knitting, cooking, movies, history. Quite a lot of children's books too.

The last book you bought was
Teva Durham's Loop-d-loop and Stephanie Pearl-McPhee's At Knit's End from Amazon. Hopefully they arrive soon.

The last book you read was
Uuden Kuun ja Vihervaaran tytöt (the girls from New Moon and Green Gables) by Suvi Ahola and Satu Koskimies. This book is a collection of writings from Finnish women (and one man!) about how Lucy Maud Montgomery's heroines Anne and Emily have effected their lives. I have loved and read these books for as long as I can remember, so this book was a big experience for me.

5(or 6) books you often read or meant a lot to you
These books make me happy. I read other kind of literature too, but these are the ones that I really enjoy: My Family and Other Animals (Eläimet ja muu kotiväkeni) by Gerald Durrell, Larry's Party (Larryn juhlat) by Carol Shields, The Shipping News (Laivauutisia) by E. Annie Proulx, The Cider House Rules (Oman elämänsä sankari) by John Irving and Komisario Palmu -series by Mika Waltari.

Who are you going to pass this to and why?
My sister, of course – she has read a lot more than me, so I think it will be interesting,

Minna, because I'm waiting her to start blogging again :-D, and

Kati, because I like the things she knits and I wonder if we have the same taste in books too. Have a nice week all! :-)

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