yarn along

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Almost done with Philippa’s sunsuit, doing the ribbing on the leg holes and then just sewing on buttons for the straps in the back, then blocking.  I can’t wait to actually try it on her.  I’ve attempted a few times while it has been in progress but she’s so wiggly and impatient that it’s hard to see how it will really look until I can fasten it in place.  It’s been such a fun knit!  I could have probably finished faster but I got stuck picking up stitches for the legs and took a break.

I just started For the Children’s Sake.  As I said in my last post, schooling is constantly on my mind these days and the rest of the spring and summer is devoted to reading and researching and prepping.  Francis Schaeffer is one of my favorite theologians and I adore his wife, Edith Schaeffer’s book The Hidden Art of Homemaking.  So I don’t doubt I will enjoy this one written by their daughter.

Joining today with Ginny of Small Things and her weekly yarn along.

15 thoughts on “yarn along

  1. Oh goodness isn’t that the cutest thing ever! We homeschool, and it is always on my mind. Constantly trying to figure out what is best for the kids! Of course, today the kids are rebelling and I am looking at lovely yarn along posts instead 🙂

    1. Haha, I’m with you, friend! I think that’s part of what is sort of terrifying about embarking on the homeschool journey, most mommas say it is sort of all-consuming. I already feel a bit “all-consumed” as it is, just trying to be a mom! But I know if it’s right and a good fit for us, I will adjust.

      1. Oh! This book is next on my list after I get done with Teaching from Rest. Can’t wait to hear what you think about it.
        I love books that encourage me on my mothering and homeschool journey. I’ve heard so many good things about this one- Looking forward to reading it myself!

  2. Where to begin with this comment? I love everything about it- that sunsuit!!!! It’s perfectly adorable. I love all of the books and writers you’ve mentioned dearly and they are ones I have returned to often for almost ten years now. I am planning to reread For the Children’s Sake again in a couple months, in the summer when I can hopefully gain extra confidence going into my first “real” year of school with my oldest.
    Hopping over to read the post you’ve linked to about school!

    1. Aww, thank you! I am in love with this little sunsuit, too. Such a happy little thing to knit. I didn’t say too much about school in my last post, mostly because I am still up in the air about how/what exactly we are doing. It all feels pretty overwhelming! I’m hoping this book helps somewhat in the process.

    1. Oh, it is such a great one! I do hope you can find a copy! I feel like it inspires and motivates one to bring all of their creativity to play into their homemaking, rather than making you feel guilty about the areas of homemaking you are weakest in. She emphasizes making home a place of refuge and blessing to those who enter it rather than keeping a perfect or fancily-decorated home. It’s one I will reread for sure!

  3. Lovely little suit! And if you haven’t heard of Karen Andreola yet, I highly recommend her books and blog. I just finished A Pocketful of Pinecones, and I really enjoyed it. For the childrens sake is on my list this summer as well 🙂

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