Guys, I have to be honest, I absolutely love the chevron pattern that I started last week! I am still knitting washcloths using this pattern, and it is making me happy to see the progress!
I think that after seeing so many people comment about how they like to have them on hand for gifts, I realized I needed to do the same thing. And while I think it would be nice to give a bunch of washcloths with different patterns to someone, I also think it would be lovely to have several of the same. I think most people like to match when it comes to towels and such – although I am just happy if I have something to use!
I think that I am going to try and knit a scarf with this pattern as well, but maybe find some different yarn, maybe something in a lighter weight. I’m not sure how it will come out though. I might have to try some different swatches to see what would work best with the chevron. I want the pattern to come through, but I’m not sure a heavy winter scarf would work with it. We shall see! I guess a trip to the yarn store is in order…I wonder how many times I can come up with an excuse to go shopping for yarn? It seems to be often recently!
As far as my reading goes, I finished up LivingWell, Spending Less. I really enjoyed it. I especially liked the parts about contentment. I find that oftentimes, with all the social media, it is hard to be content. You see friends going on amazing vacations, and realize you haven’t done that in several years, or pictures of the latest gadgets and fun electronics (I’m a bit of a nerd) are always in the news and it is a struggle to realize it isn’t something I need, far from it actually.
I have seen a bunch of people post about the Outlander series lately, and I think I am going to start reading the first book. I started it a while ago, but wasn’t immediately sucked into it, so I returned the book to the library and moved on. But, I know that I only read a couple chapters, and am sure that if I try a few more I will probably get sucked in like everyone else!
In the meantime, I am reading Harry Potter to the kids still, and have been thinking about making my way through the Lord of the Rings trilogy, which I have never read. I also started Time Management Mama, which I saw on another blog. I’m not sure I like it yet, but am only a little ways into it.
I think I need an easy novel to read, just to get my reading back on track, it has fallen off lately. Perhaps more trips to the library are in order!