Wednesday, June 27, 2012

yarn along!


I haven't been looking for my lost knitting needle.  I asked Emma where it was, and she said it is in the craft room.  Well, my craft room needs a serious clean out.  We have been using it for a storage space while we work on some other rooms in the house...maybe I will try and get to that today.  It is supposed to be raining...again :-)

Instead, I am going to cast on for my yearly baby hats.  Since Emma was born, I have knit her a hat every year for the fall, and then when Jack was born I started doing the same for him.  They are always meant to be Christmas gifts, but inevitably it starts getting a little too cold by October or November, so they get them early.

With Jack's hats, I have used the same type of yarn, and the same blue color every year.  I have been saving his hats too (because who throws away a hand knit item?), and it is kind of sad to see how much he has grown over the past two Christmases!  Sap that I am and all.

As far as reading goes, you can see my post yesterday as to what I have read most recently.  It is a really great young adult fantasy book and kind of a "coming of age" novel all in one.  If you have a tween in your life, check it out and enter to win a copy!

Other books that I am reading...well...at the moment there aren't any.  Which is kind of funny since I almost always have some book going.  I have been thinking a lot about the history of the US recently.  When I was in college I took all the US History classes they offered.  I'm kind of a history nerd I guess.  But, I have been thinking about the two main texts that all of those classes used, and I am thinking about reading them.  Maybe I am a little too hard up for books at the moment to think about History texts, but I think they will be interesting, and since I haven't read them since college, I'm sure I will take away completely different thoughts and ideas than I did back then.  Plus, I would really like to learn a little bit more about the history of our government.  It seems that there are so many important decisions being made this year with regards to our freedoms, and I would love to see how everything started.  I try not to let this blog become too political, so I will leave it at that!  But, if you want to discuss in the comments, feel free!

Today is also the last day to enter the Healthy Surprise Snack Box giveaway.  If you haven't entered, head on over to enter!

I am joining up with Ginny and her yarn along today!

8 comments:

  1. US history is one my favorite topics--I do hope hope you share your texts with us. I love that you knit a hat a year for little ones. What a wonderful tradition.

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    1. Absolutely! The first is The Great Republic: A History of the American People, Volume I and the second is The Great Republic: A History of the American People, Volume Two. They really are quite interesting. You might be able to find them at a state library or university.

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  2. I love US History. Even majored in it for college for a bit, before everyone talked me into moving over to education! I kind of wish I'd stayed with history though. I love the color yarn & I love knitting with Patons. I've made my little one a hat each fall too. She always loves when I make her a Momma hat! :-)

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    1. I thought about minoring in US History since I had taken all the classes I needed - but decided I didn't want to have to take another senior seminar class and write and defend a paper...come to think of it, that is why I didn't get a major in economics - ended up with a minor instead :-) I figure I got all the knowledge with none of the stress :-)

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  3. Cute idea knitting your children hats every year! What a collection they must have! :)

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  4. What a great tradition! Hats are so fun!!

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  5. I love the hat tradition and the color of that yarn, beautiful!

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