Wednesday, August 3, 2011
On my needles...
The warm days of summer have finally arrived here in the Pacific NW and that means lazy Sunday afternoons of fellowship at the river with friends after church. While all the children make their way into the cool, cool water, the moms and dads tend to observe from the shore. Actually, many of the dads join the kids for a swim, but we moms seem to prefer a shady spot where we can watch all the fun. Oh, and knit, of course. :)
I managed to work up several rows of the lacy scarf I started last week and am thrilled with how it's turning out. I wish my camera could better represent the color of the yarn as it's more red than this picture portrays it to be.
Here are a few pictures of the completed baby beanie I was working on a couple weeks ago.
I love the way the self-striping yarn works up its own unique pattern. :) For anyone interested, I knit this up with a nylon/wool blend bulky yarn by Sensations using a pattern I made up several years ago (I like to call it my little acorn cap).
In the reading department, I'm continuing to work my way through The Help and am truly enjoying it. I am 1/5 of the way through the book as of today and am doubtful I'll finish by the movie's premiere August 10. I'm not giving up, though. :) Health for Godly Generations has been set aside for now, and The Kings Daughter continues to be a good choice for my mother/daughter time with AnnaLynn.
Finally, and because September will surely come, I'm rereading Karen Andreola's Charlotte Mason Companion to remind myself of why I do the homeschooling thing I do. A few quotes that stand out to me (there are so many good ones...):
"...one third of education is atmosphere."
"We may not reach our ideals, but it is our fervent, faithful reaching towards them that matters greatly."
Food for thought.
Sharing over at the Yarn Along. :)