Goodness it is chilly here! When I woke up this morning it was a very warm (ha!) 47 degrees. Hmmm…that seems a little too cold for me right now. Especially when I am still picking peppers off my sweet pepper plants! It is supposed to warm up over the next few days, which I am thankful for, but I don’t think it is going to last long. I do live in Maine after all. But, this cool weather is making me think about knitting more than ever, and specifically finding a pattern for mittens that will stay on my kids’ hands. Any ideas?
Right now I am still knitting the world’s longest scarf. It is for a lovely tall girl who can pull it off, otherwise I would have stopped by now. I do love the pattern though, and working with the cotton is definitely refreshing.
I actually love the pattern so much that I started making some little bookmarks with some leftover green yarn that I had. Green being my favorite color, and this green specifically seems to find its way into my cart at the yarn store more often than not. I am making the bookmarks as little gifts to have on hand, and also I think for a couple stocking stuffers and small additions to Christmas gifts. I never thought to knit a bookmark, but considering the amount I read, thought it might be a good idea! Much better than what I do now, which is to just take the book and lay it face down at my stopping point…hmmm…
Which brings me to reading. Currently I am going back through the book You Can Do It Too! – 25 Homeschool Families Share Their Story to check out all the very cool links in each chapter. I did a review of that book here and you can also enter for a chance to win 1 of 3 copies, so go enter!
I am also reading Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons, which I won from the blog Penny Lane Writes. And goodness I was glad to get this book. I think mainly because I have no idea how to teach my kids to read. I was a very early reader, and so was my mom, and I have no idea how or why that happened. What I do know is that I love to read, and I love reading to my kids, but I want them to also love reading. So any help I can find on the subject is worth looking into! I have heard a lot of great things about this book, and it seems like it is easy enough to follow, so we shall see! And don’t worry, I am not pushing my kids to read so young, but if it does happen in a happy manner, I will continue to move forward with it.
The last book on my reading list right now is Putting Food By. I typically use my Ball Complete Book of Home Preserving for all of my canning, but I bought this other book at the beginning of the summer, and I am looking forward to trying some of the recipes in there. It is the beginning of apple season, and since my strawberry plans were a bust this year, I am very hopeful for apples. Although, the fact that March brought 80-90 degree weather and April brought a frost…I am slightly concerned.
Linking up with Ginny and her yarn along. What are you all knitting and reading these days?