Wednesday, April 22, 2015

knitting and reading

I haven't made much progress on my knitting this past week.  My excuse is that the sun came out last week and lasted through the weekend, which made everyone rush outside, including me!


I have made it through the pattern once, and I really like how it is turning out.  I love the little eyelet pattern that is coming through, and I know that it will be adorable on my little girl.  The size of the stitches isn't really a problem anymore, thankfully!  All of my lovely readers who said the first several rows are the hardest, were correct!

My reading has slowed down quite a bit.  I have several books going right now, which is never a good thing!  I am reading Harry Potter and Emma to the kids, and Pride and Prejudice to Lucy before her naps.  

I did just finish The 5 Love Languages - which I thought was quite interesting.  I have heard a lot of people recommend that book, and I thought there were some great points.  I am looking forward to picking up the author's other book, The 5 Love Languages of Children.  

I also just read a large portion of the new devotional Savor by Shauna Niequist.  I love it!  I think the stories that she shares are so fun!  It also reminded me that I still have not picked up Bread & Wine to read through - even though it has been sitting on my shelf for over a year now.

I am also looking forward to going through all of the wonderful e-books for the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle!  There look to be some great ones this year!  Have you checked it out yet?  You can find a list of all the e-books included here.

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What are you working on this week?  Are you out in your gardens yet?

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16 comments:

  1. I think there a many of us who aren't knitting as much so we can be outside. I spent most of yesterday working in the garden, I'm sore, but my garden in looking great!

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  2. So cute, I love the color! The sun is a fantastic reason to take a break :)

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  3. Seems that a sunny weekend was enjoyed by just about everyone!

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  4. I say the recent weather is a wonderful excuse to put the needles down for a bit. I very much look forward to putting up the gazebo and knitting out there while the kids play. I followed you on Instagram :)

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  5. Excellent weather is the perfect and most acceptible reason to put down the pointy stitcks - after this winter, even just a little sun was enough to make me bolt outside with the dogs. Good luck finishing this second sock (or is it a sleeve?).

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    1. Socks! Yes, sorry, forgot to mention that in my blog about what i am knitting...hmmm :-)

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  6. That purple is so saturated and lovely! Socks are so fiddly at first, but then you can really fly. The Love Languages of Teens was a helpful read for me recently. I'll have to check out the Savor book. Thanks for the recommendation!

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  7. Beautiful colour yarn and looks to be a gorgeous pattern coming through.

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  8. The color is stunning! I love how the pattern pops.

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  9. Yes it's the time of year for slowing down on the knitting isn't it that warm weather just makes you want to be outside. I love the colour of your yarn and the pattern looks intriguing.......

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  10. It's a gorgeous purple! I am flyingjen on Instagram!

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  11. The socks you are knitting look like a fun project. I love the color and the pattern. I just started knitting a fun shawl pattern. I'm headed outside now to check on the garden. Have a great day!

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  12. I love your colour!
    Thanks for the hint on Savor - Bread and Wine is one of my favourite books - I DEVOURED it (which is kind of funny given the food theme, lol). I will have to look for Savor. I also got her Bittersweet and Cold Tangerines. She is the kind of author who makes me feel as if I have made a wonderful friend!

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  13. Followed you on instagram! I'm sarahdempsen if you want to follow me too! :) I love the purple of your socks, it's so cheerful and bright! I have been taking my knitting to our chairs on the patio sometimes - knitting with a deadline makes it enough of a priority that I work on it during the day! But outside I can most often be found with my hands buried in the dirt so that's not as conducive for knitting, is it?

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  14. you and I were in the sun outside together :) and we are both knitting with purple yarn! lovely knitting and wasn't the last weekend wonderful??

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  15. Hasn't the sunshine been gorgeous, we've been enjoying it too. Love the purple yarn you're using :)

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