Wednesday, September 5

Yarn Along...




I was a lazy knitter this past week.  I completed one washcloth and started another only to have the yarn keep tangling (remember, I was knitting these with two strands from the same ball of cotton).  Once I got that all straightened out and began knitting away again, Sugar Plum and I visited our yarn shop and I was able to buy the correct sized needles for the yarn that I was using.  Stupidly, I ripped out the washcloth that I was nearly done with to knit with the new size 6 needles and Oh! My!  I like my size 8 needles so much better!  So, my knitting has been languishing.

On the other hand, Sugar Plum has been a very eager knitter!  She completed a dolly shawl for her first project and even taught herself to change colors!  Miss Monika (the knitting store owner) taught her how to cast off and she immediately cast one for a new one!  Unfortunately, she lost it while we were out last night, but she coolly shrugged it off and stated that "she hoped whoever found it would like it!"

 We're reading Charlotte's Web as a family right now and are enjoying it.  I wonder if our love of bacon will be affected, though.  Sugar Plum is a devoted breakfast fan and finds bacon ( and sausage for that matter!) terribly hard to resist.  However, she does feel things deeply and I wonder if this was the best choice for our read-alouds right now.  I am reading Calm and Compassionate Children:  A Handbook.  I am about halfway through and am enjoying it.  Though the information is hardly new, I like the author's writing style and enjoy the stories she throws in.


Come tell us what you are reading and knitting!!

4 comments:

arwen_tiw said...

What great book choices. :) Wash cloths are good practical between-project makes too. :)

Mackenzie said...

Lovely book choices! They are both on my list. I am in desperate need of new washcloths around here, I seem to have lost several in a recent move and I've nearly killed the few I can find...good luck with yours! I'm happy to have found your blog through the link up, I'm sharing leg warmers this week. Happy knitting!

Mat. Emily said...

Thanks for the encouragement, ladies! I am getting bored with the washcloths, I must admit. I want to finish two sets of three for gifts that I am giving and then I am excited to move on to scarves for my little ones:)

Matushka Anna said...

I'm JUST STARTING knitting and have so far to go! Consequently, my project is currently a swatch. Fortunately I can crochet in between and feel a little better about my progress. (: Your daughter is doing beautifully!

(And as for reading, just finished (for the fourth time) "Quite a Year for Plums" by Bailey White. Love it.)

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