Well, I knew it would happen eventually. The pull of the beautiful weather would call me to my garden, and that is where I have spent most of the last week. I was able to clean up some of the garden beds, although I still have several to work on, which hopefully will be done by this weekend.
winter rhythm. I am always trying to
adjust our daily rhythm throughout the year.
I want the kids to be enjoying their day, and I want to have margin for
what I feel I need to accomplish in the day as well.
even the bitter cold winter months, where I feel like I can’t leave the
house. So I pulled out an old book that
I love – The Rhythm of Family by Amanda Blake Soule.
goal of making more in 2016, I realized I needed a faster project if I
am to finish my one finished knit item for January. I decided on the Wavy Wintery Weather Cowl in
The Rhythm of Family.
quickly. This is not one of those big,
double wrap type cowls. It is more of an
actual neck warmer that you can wear outside to play in the snow. I am planning on giving this to Emma.
a few days ago, and plan to dive fully into de-cluttering today. It was an interesting book that is for sure.
will know that I received the follow up to Marie Kondo’s book, called Spark Joy. I’m looking forward to
started it yet. It looks really
hopefully figure out what my other craft for the month will be, we are
definitely getting down to the wire!
on this week? Any new books that have
made your book list recently?
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I took a little break from sock knitting so that I could knit something a little quicker. I decided that I needed some new kitchen washcloths, so I am using some cotton yarn that I have in my stash to make new ones.
We don’t use paper products in our home, and so rags are always needed to wipe up some spill or wash something – I do have three little kids of course! I find that my knitted washcloths stand up so much better than what I buy at the store.
With that in mind, I decided some new rags would be good to have on hand. Plus, this specific cotton yarn was calling to me when I was going through my stash the other day!
As far as reading goes, I am doing a lot of reading with the kids, and not so much reading for myself.
I decided to go back through Make it Happen by Lara Casey to do all the journaling questions that are in the book. It is something that I wanted to do while reading the book, but realized I needed to read the whole book before I could wrap my head around some of the thought provoking questions.
I am planning on going back through several of the books that I read at the beginning of the year and had journaling questions in them. I want to continue my word of intentional for the year, and the journaling related to these books is a large part of that.
What are you working on this week? Do you ever go back to books that you have read, or are you a read once and done kind of person?
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I took a bit of a knitting break last week. It was out of necessity! I have had some very generous friends give me hand-me-downs for the new baby, and it is A LOT to go through! I’m not even sure I will be done before our new little one comes in two months.
Needless to say, I am still working on the band around this beautiful hat. And I am also realizing that I need another skein of this beautiful purple yarn. I thought I would be able to eek out enough, but maybe my gauge is off. It will be really pretty once it is finished though…you know…if it gets finished!
As far as reading goes, I just picked up the newish book by Dave Ramsey, Smart Money, Smart Kids. It is a really great read so far! I love the ideas that he has in order to teach your kids about money. There is a lot of really good information in here, and I think I am going to start incorporating that into our homeschool. It is never too early to learn about money I think, especially with the way the economy is and how expensive everything seems to be.
What are you knitting and/or reading this week?
Joining in with Ginny, Tami, and Nicole.
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I am happy to report that I have made significant progress on Jack’s hat. Actually, I think if I could sit down for longer than a few minutes at a time, I would be able to finish it up. I do love how fast hats knit up! There is something very satisfying about a quick knit! I hope to finish it up this week and get working on Emma’s hat.
I was also able to go up to the yarn store a couple days ago and bought some new yarn. I have not bought yarn for a long long time. Actually, I think it may have been last winter that I last bought new yarn. It was fun to take the kids and pick out what they wanted for hats and a couple other small Christmas presents. Granted, Emma wanted to buy all of those fancy textured yarns that I have trouble knitting with…but we were able to settle on sparkly yarn instead.
As far as reading goes, I am looking at a lot of recipes at the moment – as I am sure a lot of people are with the Thanksgiving holiday coming next week. I also just finished a great series with the kids called Travels with Gannon and Wyatt. You can read my review here, and if you are interested, there is also a giveaway! Great Christmas gift for kids!
I can’t wait to see what everyone else is knitting and reading this week!