In the midst of an overly busy past couple of days, I've been sneaking in a little knitting here and there and am just about finished with my second knitted cowl (pattern here). I love the colors and stripes of the yarn and am happy they showed up truer in today's photos than the last time I shared about this project.
I'm still working on my daughter's scarf and hope to share my progress with you next week. :) Hopefully, I'll also be able to share what I've been doing with these picture frames. (I know, it's not very nice of me to keep you waiting, is it?)
Time for reading has been even more sparse than for knitting (I get a lot of my knitting in while Dan is driving since we live 32 miles outside of town). The few moments I've had to stick my nose in a book I've used in seeking affirmation and encouragement from Health for Godly Generations and A Charlotte Mason Companion:
The homemaker can take time to give utmost attention to the nutrition of her family; indeed, that task is integral to this vocational description. Time is required to grow or search out wholesome food at economical prices, to manage the resources and freshness of the pantry's stock, to plan ahead for meal preparation and to satisfy a growing family. A large responsibility, the making of healthful meals is a weighty matter worthy of the best planning. A woman has the unique ability to direct her family's tastes so that they all come to enjoy wholesome food. ~Renee DeGroot
My children have learned much of what others say they are supposed to know, but more importantly, they have been learning what I wanted them to know and they have explored on their own within my safe hedge of guidance. I have learned to understand the balance of keeping to a schedule and holding to a structure while allowing for all the wonderful "unscheduled" learning experiences that can feasibly be accomplished. ~Karen Andreola (Emphasis mine -- oh, how I wish I could say I have truly learned this!)
Sharing at Ginny's Yarn Along :)