The Make-Something Mini Challenge

Welcome Read-a-Thoners!  (And others, if you want to know what the heck I'm talking about, info here.)

For this mini-challenge, tell me a story about a character in a book you've read today who made something.  It can be literal--e.g. a cake, a quilt--or more figurative--e.g. a joke, a mistake.  

This challenge will run until 1 a.m. central time, at which point I will randomly choose a winner.


The prize?  A set of nice, new knitting needles and a skein of bamboo yarn--so you can "make something" of your own!

Happy reading and good luck!

Update: Congrats to the winner nomareader!