Wednesday, February 4, 2015

knitting and reading

The plan for this past weekend was to go to my lys so that I could get some new yarn.  Jack has been asking for a cowl, and how can I say no to that?  I think that having my babes ask me to make them anything warms my heart!


Unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on who you ask) we were digging out under another foot of snow and preparing for another foot to come.  Over the past week we have gotten over four feet of snow - a little much even for me living in Maine!

In that time frame Emma also realized that her cousins were decorating t-shirts which has turned into Emma making some elaborate design in her mind to make a Sleeping Beauty dress.  That means the fabric store is also on the horizon for the coming days!  Sounds like a perfect weekend to me, actually, as long as we don't get anymore snow!

I am finishing up Emma's 2nd wristlet today, actually building time into my day for handcrafts with the kids.  They will be doing finger crochet, and I will be knitting.

My reading, well I am starting to pick up steam a bit.  I finished Mothering from Scratch, and you can find my review here.  

I also finished Interrupted last week, and goodness it was good.  I am still thinking about a lot that Jen Hatmaker said in that book, and plan to write a review for it here soon (hopefully!).  The kids and I just finished reading Red Sails to Capri, and they loved it.  They found a lot of humor in the book, as well as adventure.  I enjoyed it as well.

I am finishing up Dumbing Us Down by John Taylor Gatto.  This is definitely an inflammatory book, but I think it is meant to be that way.  I think as someone who homeschools, I can nod my head at a lot that he talks about.  But, I can also see how it would be very upsetting to people to read.  Overall, it has been interesting to hear a teacher's perspective on the public school system in general.  Have any of you read this?

What are you knitting and reading this week?  Have you been slammed by as much snow as we have?

16 comments:

  1. You know, I wouldn't mind if you sent a little of your snow down my way ;)
    Very cute wrist warmers. I use to love doing crafts with my children, have fun.

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    1. My kids love crafts, but sometimes their imagination and determination is way beyond my skill level!

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  2. Wishing we could take some of that snow off your hands! Sounds like lots of fun reading!

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    1. I would totally be willing to share some snow :-) You need some for skiing and snowmobiling and general play, but not this much!

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  3. Sounds like you are making fun even though you keep getting snow and more snow. Wishing you warmer days!

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    1. I have been spending my evenings dreaming of spring and thinking about my garden. We might need to start some seeds soon...

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  4. only dreaming of snow....another day nearing 50....then slammed back into the teens. it's the 'teasers' that get you....
    nothing better than having enthusiastic 'partners in craft'!!! enjoy the nesting day.

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    1. I think that having some warmer temps would be wonderful! It has been so cold here - below zero with huge wind chills - that I can't even send the kiddos out to play in it. It seems so unfair to have all the snow but not really be able to enjoy it! I think today it is supposed to get into the 20's though, so perhaps an afternoon outside for the kids would be good!

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  5. Enjoy the snow! I hope we get some in PA when I visit my family next week. I read "Dumbing us Down" a few years ago and enjoyed it. I'll borrow it again from the library.

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  6. So much snow! Enjoy those handknits!

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  7. it's hard to be snow bound; hang in there; hope you get to these stores; crafting is such a blessing to us!

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  8. It's been so nice to cozy up and knit through all this snow! Have a great week!

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  9. Four feet of snow....wow! I was pleased with the inch we had at the beginning of the week, haha (I'm in the UK). It's lovely being asked to make things for people isn't it? Have fun making the cowl :)

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  10. Did you make that dress or is it one of Emmas? Good playful Mama! :)

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  11. I also got hit by the snow too! Right now I am wishing, for spring/summer. :) Your wrist warmers look great! :)

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  12. I really enjoyed that book and refer to it from time to time. Enjoy your knitting.

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