Teen Book Review: I am the Messenger

(As you can tell from the picture, it is a Printz Honor Book, which is a high honor. It was beat out by another young adult book I will eventually review: Looking for Alaska by John Green.) First of all, I chose this book for a teen book review because after The Book Thief became so popular, so did I am the Messenger by Markus Zusak. I am glad I chose this book because I think parents need to be aware of some of the content, and while I think it is a worthwhile book with positive, solid themes, I would not recommend it for anyone under … Read more…

Receiving Blanket with a Crocheted Blue Trim

After finishing the cowl, I did not dive right into a new project. Mostly because everything I wanted to start required buying supplies, and it was the end of our September budget. (In other words, no money to buy crafting supplies.) As a result, I went back to my tote of leftover yarn and once-started projects. I realized I had two cute receiving blankets that I could sew together and then crochet on a border. I picked blue for the border, even though it will be for a girl, because it actually matches both sides, and partly because it is … Read more…

Yarn Along Wednesday: Cowl and “I am the Messenger” by Markus Zusak

  As I talked about last week, I have been working on easy Christmas presents. I recently finished this chunky cowl, or infinity scarf. When I hear “cowl” I think of Batman. It was SO easy and fun to make! I could not refind my pattern, sorry! But I found something similar, that I think I will like even more. I am going to try and make it soon. It is basically the same idea but bigger so that the infinity scarf can be worn more than one way. Check out the pattern for Pavement Infinity Scarf. As always, check out … Read more…