Trying to keep Daniel and AnnaLynn focused on lessons this week hasn't been easy. Spring always brings such wonderful distraction as the days grow longer and the landscape comes to life! And speaking of life, all attention here has been drawn toward our garage where seven newborn kittens lay with their mama -- who could resist?
Speaking of my kiddos, here's a photo snapped out at the edge of our front lawn on Easter.
I'm really, really pleased with how these projects turned out! Anna's poncho was crocheted using "Joy" by naturally caron.com. I'm thrilled with the way this yarn worked for this particular project as the drape is quite lovely (wish you could see it in person). Daniel's vest was knit using Lion Brand's Wool-Ease which I'm equally happy with.
If you're interested, the pattern for Anna's poncho can be found here; Daniel's vest pattern is here (both are free patterns). Slight modifications were made to each (the vest due to sizing, and a little picot edging was added to the poncho; I had planned to add tassels to the poncho but decided against it once it was finished). One of these days I'll make time to share these on Ravelry...
While not teaching lessons or digging in my garden, I have managed to keep my crochet hook busy...
Still working on the poncho for me from last week and hoping to finish it in time for Sunday (and still trying to decide which of my 2012 knitting projects to work on next).
Still reading One Thousand Gifts, Square Foot Gardening, and Territorial Seed's catalog.
Still pondering this quote:
I'm growing older. These children growing up. But time is not running out. This day is not a sieve, losing time. With each passing minute, each passing year, there's this deepening awareness that I am filling, gaining time. ~Ann VoskampIf you have a spare moment, take a look at this post from last year to see why. :)
Would love to hear about your projects and what you're reading!
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