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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

yarn along

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After finishing the shawl last week, I immediately wanted to cast on for another shawl.  But, instead I took some time and finished the wristlets I have been working on for my mother for a couple years :-)  I finished those last weekend, and then realized I needed something else to do.  Before I could knit something new, I had to go to the yarn shop.  When I got to the yarn shop I found this lovely super soft cotton yarn in a beautiful sea foam color, and realized that my daughter was destined to have a spring pullover for her birthday.  As you can see, I have made incredible progress on those first 8 rows.  Goodness, it took a lot out of me ;-)

I am still reading the three books I started last week.  I am especially enjoying Plenty: Eating Locally on the 100-Mile Diet considering I have been thinking about local foods and how to sustain a plant based diet locally where I live in Maine.  Really interesting reading!  I also just picked up the four volumes of The Story of the World to start reading to the kids.  So far, I absolutely love them.  The stories are not too long, and are incredibly interesting - to my kids and to me!

What are you knitting and reading this week?

Joining in with Ginny and Tami!

12 comments:

  1. Love the colour of your project.
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    Natalie
    www.marigoldsloft.blogspot.com

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  2. Sea foam is my favorite color right now. I'm loving it!

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  3. Love the neat rows of ribbing! The color will definitely scream Spring!! I loved your comment about "tribes" on my post. That is so true. You live in Maine? I am finally getting up there to see what Maine has to offer. We are headed to Corea for our 20th wedding Anniversary in June. Can't wait.

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  4. That yarn looks so nice and smooth!! I love the color too. Your daughter is really lucky!!

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  5. We have been doing Story of the World too and I am amazed at how much my kids retain from it! They can narrate beautifully to me from the readings and remember it months later! I know I will have some issues with volume 2, but I figure some reading ahead will save me from that. I worry about how objective some history can be in regards to faith and like so many history books for homeschoolers there is a definite bias from what I have seen. But they are worth it!

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  6. Funny, I just finished a lace scarf and feel like casting on another too. Must be something in the air because I'm not typically a shawl or scarf knitter. I've been avoiding the yarn shop like the plaque - much better for my stash-busting efforts if I resist temptation entirely!

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  7. The color of that yarn is so pretty! It will make a lovely spring pullover. Those books do sound really interesting and right up your alley at the moment :)

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  8. ii really liked the little heathens book!

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  9. Try 'Animal, Vegetable, Miracle' for a good read on local eating. Deborah

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  10. What pretty yarn! I'm sure your daughter will love her new pullover!! :)

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  11. My kids also enjoy the SOTW books. Some of them we've borrowed from the library on CD as well, and the boys have listened to them of their own choosing. They really enjoy audiobooks while they do other things (build with Lego, play with cars, etc) - it's a "background noise" we all find acceptable.

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