Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Yarn And Book..Oh MY
Piper's Journey that I knit for my mom. Happy Day!!
And I now have officially fallen in love with my yellow yarn from Quince. I am working on the Oakleaf Shawl. I am taking forever on it because I want this to be a big shawl. I ordered 6 skeins for a sweater and then I started this shawl instead....so I want to use all the yarn I can.
I knit a little bit everyday. I have been grabbing it when I sit down with Jack to read. I need something to help me from going INSANE. It is SLOW going getting him to pick up the pace and regular sight word recognition. Practice...practice...practice. And we are...I like the knit and purl ease of this shawl so I can just keep at it as I help my little guy sound out whatever words that stump him.
And reading....I am super excited to have all kids in bed tonight so I can pour over my new Sunday Morning Quilts book. I have forever wanted to start quilting and I am ready to start really going down that road. I decided on Sunday I would just make a quick little scrap quilt sample thing...just to see some of the steps come together quickly. I need to do the binding and then I will feel a little bit better about my official step into quilting. But binding seems SO SCARY to me...just like lace knitting. Why I wonder?? It is just a technique..no biggy??
I also have been reading through the MODG 6th grade syllabus...and thinking, "I have a 6th grader!!" I officially remember LOTS of things about 6th grade..NONE OF THEM ACADEMIC!!
Happy Knitting ...and reading!!
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