Yarning along with Ginny again this week, you can check the blog for all the other yarn alongers :)
daughter yesterday. It is from a 1930's pattern, and totally went with the outfit I made her for Easter (also blogged yesterday). I found the pattern online ages ago, and since it was made in a chunky yarn, I took the opportunity to make something quick while I took a small break from my very fine gauge cardigan. Which I am still working on ;) I hope that link for the pattern works for you because it is playing up for me right now!
Anyway, I used a doubled worsted weight acrylic yarn. Acrylic is important- I can attest to the fact that the dress from yesterday needed to be washed because of chocolate on it, and all children's wear suffers that same fate. So... acrylic!
The book is an interesting story all its own. The housekeeping book was one I saw mentioned on another blog- it is a wonderfully comprehensive guide to housekeeping, from 1941. There are a great deal of good ideas contained inside, and it was not the easiest book to get hold of (probably because it had been mentioned on other blogs!).
The garden book is another story. Just this weekend, while walking through an antique mall, I ran across the book. I recognised the cover instantly- it was a dead ringer for my new housekeeping book! A matched set, obviously.
I snatched it up ready to read once I finish its companion! I might test the cover's claims to be washable too, since it is looking kind of grubby...