Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Yarn Along--Two down, four to go


I am back, joining Ginny for another fun Yarn Along, this time feeling somewhat jubilant because I finally have this sweater done (Ravelry notes here)!   Well, officially, it is not really done, as I still need to make a drawstring for the hood and sew a casing for it, and sew on a button.  but all the knitting is done, and I am ready to cast on again.  Almost ready.  It is supposed to be 102 degrees today, and playing with wool isn't quite as appealing as it might be with a chill in the air...

I am still reading loads of books!  In the morning, besides scripture and Divine Intimacy, I occasionally read a few pages of a biography on St. Elizabeth Ann Seton.  I am still reading aloud Redwall to the kids (so much fun that one...dinner's been late a time or two because I couldn't stop myself!); on my bedside table are A Little Way of Homeschooling and Real Learning: Education in the Heart of the Home.  With so many to read and so much time spent in pursuits other than reading, these books will be with me a while!

Do you like to read and knit?  Stop by Small Things for the Yarn Along and find some inspiration and great reading suggestions!

12 comments:

  1. Beautiful hoodie! Who gets to wear it? I love to knit, it has kept my sanity on many occasions, but reading and I go way back with some struggles (all based on being forced to read before I was ready, in public schools, so I never really learned to love it, sadly), but I can totally appreciate books and their purpose. I have joined a 'virtual' read along for Wuthering Heights, so we will see how it goes. I know knitters who read while knitting, OR, they check out the audio book to listen while knitting.

    Can't wait to see more of your creations!

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  2. Your top is lovely, but I'm really commenting to say thank you for writting about The Little Way home educating book. I'm home educating my seven children in the UK and most Catholic home educators here seem to follow very structured American curricula, I'm so excited to find a book linking Catholicism with a more eclectic approach, I get fed up sometimes that my more unstructured approach is sometimes deemed to be 'less Catholic'. - in fairness it's a vocal minority who've judged us that way. I've had Elizabeth Foss' book for a few years, it's firm favourite, although she has a more structured approach than I do, I find it very inspirational,and recommend it to new home educators.

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  3. I'm with you Theresa. I began with a lot of structure and a Classical schooling philosophy, and am now sort of between a Charlotte Mason-living-books-and-short-lessons approach and unschooling. Maybe by the time my sixth child is in school I will know what I'm doing!

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  4. Your sweater is beautiful! I love the color. It does feel good to have a project finished, doesn't it.:-)

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  5. The sweater come out perfectly! And I consider it done when it is off the needles....so cast on again.

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  6. I love the sweater! The colors flow very nicely into each other. And I really like Diane Soucy's patterns too.

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  7. Yeah! Finished. The colors are my daughter's favorites.

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  8. i hear you. the stack of books to read is huge on my nightstand, in my nightstand, on the floor around the nightstand. it is a sickness really.

    :)
    jen

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  9. Congratulations on the finished sweater, what a great colour! I've been meaning to knit a sweater with a hood for ages but somehow I'm always casting on for cardigans...
    I absolutely love your banner Nadja, the picture is marvellous!

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  10. Oh, Nadja! The sweater is so beautiful! Definitely worth all the hours of time you've invested. :)

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