Yep, it's either knitting or taking up heavy drinking as a hobby, folks!
I'm sorry...it's just that time of year, y'know? The weather has been either too cold or too wet for the kids to romp outdoors (I forced them out anyway yesterday, in many layers, but they came in after 30 minutes), they are feeling hateful about school and hateful toward one another, more snow is expected today, and the kids have taken whining and sulking to a new level. The best thing I have done in the last week is to make a fresh batch of KoolAid-colored play dough. We cut school a bit short yesterday, and the boys played with this stuff for four hours!!!
I'm joining Ginny again this week for her Yarn Along, looking forward to seeing what everyone is knitting and reading this week.
I am knitting a Tiny Tea Leaves for Gemma in Knit Picks Swish Indigo Heather. It is really beautiful in the light--a deep blue with violet tones. As I am lazy about testing out my gauge and becoming famous for knitting everything too small for Gemma, I decided to go ahead and knit a 4T size, although she isn't yet two. She can use it next fall, and it will give me some idea of gauge for the one I want to knit her for the spring in a more springlike color, maybe in cotton.
My read-aloud for the kids is The Winter Room. It is a very good, quiet sort of a book, but not to the point of being too much so for the boys.
For myself, I picked out Theology and Sanity. It was on the giveaway table at the Fathers of Mercy after Mass on Sunday, and City Wife is reading it for her book club, so I decided I would read along from the sidelines.
And that's it for now. Ginny has a giveaway on Yarn Along today, so check it out!