Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Tending my yarn garden...
With school starting, mountains of tomatoes to turn into sauce, and the rest of life to navigate, I have made little progress on either my brown baby cardi or my Silverstar wrap. :(
But it's all good. We're leaving on Friday morning for a weekend road trip (will share on Monday) that will provide tons of car-knitting time since I won't be in the driver's seat. Lord willing, both these projects will be FO's by next Wednesday since both are close! Holiday knitting is calling, and new pattern ideas are demanding to be tried out -- time to make up some swatches! Honestly, I don't like swatching very much, but I'm forcing myself since I really think it helps. Do you swatch?
The Old Man and the Sea is the first of a long list of American literature selections we'll be reading this year... It's going to be a good year. I picked the Hemingway to start with since it's an easy read, and being a rather short story, a quick one to finish to give my AnnaLynn an early success. You may have noticed, if you follow my Yarn Along posts, that I'm not a big literature person...this is the year we hope to remedy that. I'm combining two literature resources this year: Teaching Language Arts through Literature's Gold Book which is based on American lit. and Omnibus III. Because I'll be reading along with Daniel and Anna, I needed to combine to be sure we were reading books that met all our interest levels. And despite early grumbles from my horse loving girl (who always has a horse book on her nightstand), she's actually liking our first pick! What resources do you or have you used for American lit? :)
Before I sign off, I have to make sure you didn't miss my big announcement made earlier today...my Chevron Cherub Wrap pattern is now available, and it's free! Thanks for all the sweet comments, my friends!!
What's on your needles? What have you been reading?
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