I have seen so many beautiful shawl patterns over the past several months on many beautiful blogs. I never thought to make one though, until recently. It has been cold here...extremely cold. Although today I hear the temperature is supposed to be around 50 degrees, and I welcome it! Come melt some of the ice, please! But this, being Maine, will be short lived and I know that I will want a shawl in a couple of days. Granted, I probably won't complete this shawl in a couple of days, so I am thinking ahead for birthdays and such.
So far, I have really enjoyed the pattern. The little that I have done was done quite fast, and that is always a good thing in my book. I would love to do a beautiful lacy decorative type shawl, but I know I don't have the time to sit and put in to it right now.
I am also still working on my scarf. Like I said before, super easy pattern that I can pick up, do a few rows, and put back down. I like projects like that, where I don't have to count stitches and pay attention. That seems to work in my favor. While I don't mind ripping out rows and rows because of continuous mistakes, I prefer to skip that whole part in favor of completing projects!
I finally finished Making Home: Adapting Our Homes and Our Lives to Settle in Place. I really enjoyed this book a lot. It was definitely a lot to digest, and there is so much more I have to think about now (like I need anything else to think about!). What I really liked was how everything was put out there, what you need to plan for, whether it is a natural disaster or some type of zombie apocalypse. Making sure that you have a good community that you can rely on is vital. The author is very liberal compared to me, but if you can get past that (and I can), this is a great book that will make you think, and also help you to figure out what you need to do in your own home to prepare.
Since I can only read one non-fiction book at a time, I am now picking up Project-Based Homeschooling: Mentoring Self-Directed Learners, which I got before Christmas. I have picked it up several times since I received it, but I kept putting it down knowing that I couldn't give it the full attention it deserved. My current fiction read is Courting Cate. I am really enjoying all of this Amish fiction I have been reading recently. It fits into my whole idea of wanting that simple life.
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