Yay! It is finally done! I think that I work so much better with a deadline. As in, I had to have this finished this past weekend. And it was! I also realized that I knit for peanuts, and I need to seriously adjust my knitting sizes when I knit for a few very important little girls in my life. But, overall, I was incredibly pleased with how it turned out.
And this week, what am I knitting? Absolutely nothing right now. I have been outside doing a lot of weeding, and watching my plants double in size as each 90+ degree day passes by. I hope to pick up something again soon, but I am taking a week off after I was knitting every free second last week to finish on time!
My reading, well, I am not doing a ton of reading right now. I did just finish The Steady Mom’s Freedom Guide: Joyful Motherhood on Your Own Terms and The UnWired Mom – Choosing to Live Free in an Internet Addicted World. Both were incredibly insightful, and it didn’t hurt that they were extremely quick reads. I recommend them both. As a *relatively* young mother still, I am always searching for the “right” way to parent my children. These books helped me to see that I am doing things the right way for me, which is an important distinction I am slowly learning to make. I recommend them both!
I’m also planning on starting Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children From Nature-Deficit Disorder, which so many people recommended to me last week. I actually already own this book, but never made it past the first few pages. So I am starting that now. Hopefully it won’t take too long to get through! And after all of my getting outdoors with the kids posts as of late, I also want to re-read Simplicity Parenting: Using the Extraordinary Power of Less to Raise Calmer, Happier, and More Secure Kids, which I loved when I read it last year.