Back again for the fun of Ginny's weekly Yarn Along. If you like to read and knit or crochet, you really must join in!
I haven't managed to knit more than 3 rows on a sleeve since getting back from the Mother-Daughter retreat on Sunday, this because Gemma has suddenly gotten it into her head to reject her bedtime routine. Before I left, she would happily shout "Night-night!" to every one and wave like crazy as all the siblings shouted it back, and I would sing to her, say a prayer and put her to bed with her baby doll and pacifier. Well, she did just fine without me all weekend, but now she screams in her crib until someone comes in and holds her until she falls asleep. This was at 9:40 last night. So, no knitting for me.
I did get my hat for Knit for Japan done this weekend (notes and pics of Gemma modeling the hat here), and I may just do one or two more if I have time, now that Gem is biting into my bit of knitting time!
As for reading, I am still reading the book on the miracles at Lourdes, which is nice reading for the month of May, a month dedicated to the Blessed Virgin, but I picked up a few things on the $2 shelf at Casa Maria--the retreat house, among them these two books. One is a catechism I think I will be using for the kids next year, with discussion points and questions. It looks like I may be able to use it for the three oldest kids. And the booklet here is going to be used this year for some morning readings. Very inspirational stuff! And a steal at only two dollars!
If by any chance you left a comment for my book giveaway last week, please be advised that Blogger (I say the word with a note of contempt, as I am still upset) kept me off my blog for at least 20 hours last week and deleted over a dozen comments left on that post. I am redoing the giveaway and if you are interested in a free copy of The Invisible World (review here), please leave a comment here before midnight EST tomorrow. I will announce the winner Friday sometime.
I am looking forward to seeing what everyone is up to. Have you finished your hat for Knit for Japan yet?