Wednesday, March 11, 2015
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!