Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Yarn Along

And now for my favourite post of the week, my Yarn Along post.  The Yarn Along is hosted by Ginny over at small things and I am SO grateful for it - I love to see what other people are knitting and reading.  The only hazard is that my "to knit" and "to read" lists are getting so long!

Stitching - before we get to my knitting, I decided to include the hearts plastic canvas needlepoint that my daughter and I have started working on.  She has been dying for me to get her knitting for a while and when I saw these kits on sale for $3.99 at Christmas, I couldn't resist.  No, it's not knitting but it's a start.  It's funny, I'm a knitter and a kindergarten teacher but I am NOT the most patient knitting teacher and when we have tried so far, I haven't been anywhere near the gentle teacher I'd like to be.  I have found a few wonderful Waldorf poems for teaching stitch formation that have helped but I just don't think that she is quite ready yet.  This kit is a nice bridge - we are stitching together, she is very proud of what she is doing and I love it because it's the way my mom taught me years ago.  Over March Break, next week, I am planning on finishing this with her and then, we will, if my patience will hold out, do a bit of knitting together.

Knitting - I am getting near the end of the Guernsey wrap and I am so excited!  It's an easy pattern and being here and part of the Yarn Along has finally gotten me really going.  I am on row 15 of the last time through the pattern (it goes up to row 78 and then, there are several rows of edging).  We are going to be spending quite a bit of time in the car over the next few days, so I am hoping that I will have it done by the weekend and I already have my next project ready to go.  I don't think that there is much I love more than starting a project and with March Break next week, I am hoping to get LOTS done!

Reading - I finished The Long Way Home by Louise Penny yesterday and thanks to a nasty case of strep throat and two days home in bed, I have managed to make a very large dent in Lost Lake by Sarah Addison Allen (who I really like).  I've gone three more chapters in The Fringe Hours by Jessica Turner and am working more on Found by Micha Boyett, which I LOVE LOVE LOVE!  I feel like such a church outsider sometimes - I am such a funny mix of Evangelical and mainline and while I love the preaching at our current church, I so miss liturgy and tradition and this book is speaking to my soul.  I can't recommend it enough for anyone who is an oddity, like me.

I can't wait to hear what everyone else is knitting and reading this week!


  1. Your wrap is very beautiful. I'm sure you'll finish no problem over your break! Good luck!

  2. Oh my, that wrap is beautiful! What a lot of work. Crafting with kids is so much fun - my son loves to knit. But I find I am a lot more patient teaching other kids than my own - terrible, isn't it?!
    All your books sounds great. I already had Lost Lake on my list, but will have to check out the others. As I am an oddity too!!