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!!