yarn along

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I cast on for Noah’s birthday sweater on Sunday to have it ready for our long day of driving on Monday, taking Phoebe 2.5 hrs away to Brenner Children’s Hospital to their celiac center.  She has hit a more major setback in her healing and our medical team locally is recommending we go to the experts.  It is good for me to keep my nose in the books and my hands busy with gift knitting.  I learned how to knit about a year ago, and I am pretty sure I have knitted every day since learning in October of 2015.  It has now become so much a part of my evening routine that it’s hard to remember what I did before.  I am so thankful for it.

Anyway, I am knitting the Wyatt sweater for Noah in Brooklyn Tweed Shelter.  I have hit the point where the pattern is established and it’s now just about 10 inches of knitting ahead.  I love this yarn.  I still need to finish the hood on Phoebe’s sweater and order buttons for both of them, but I wanted to get going on Noah’s sweater as the pattern is more difficult and his birthday comes a few days sooner than Phoebe’s.

I’m still reading Missional Motherhood and on the last chapter or so of Hope Heals, both so good.  The kids and I are addicted to chapter book read aloud time together.  I love that Noah is joining in on it, and because the kids cheer so when I say it’s time to read, Philippa is getting in on the fun, too.  We usually read all together after lunch and before naps/quiet time, so Philippa lays on me some days and sucks her thumb quietly and listens to the chapter book after we read picture books.  We finished Island of the Blue Dolphins recently  which we all enjoyed, and didn’t realize it is based on a true story.  Phoebe has been playing that she is Karana ever since.  We started My Side of the Mountain, which they are enjoying.  I couldn’t resist also starting Little Women with Phoebe, since it is that time of year when I watch the movie over and over again.  I have never read the book though, as far as I can remember, and it is delicious.  It’s so fun to share these things with my girl!

I’m joining up with Ginny Sheller’s yarn along today.
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6 thoughts on “yarn along

  1. What a beautiful sweater that’s going to be! I love green and that shade is very nice. I can hardly believe you have learned to knit just a year ago! Your knitting is so incredible! I love knitting sweaters, it’s my favorite. It takes so much more planning than other projects, for me at least, so when I finally cast on, it’s all I want to do.
    I’m so sorry to hear about Phoebe’s setback and will say a prayer that the Lord would provide wisdom for her medical team and healing and peace for mama and daddy. So stressful when your children face health and development challenges.

    Happy Thanksgiving and happy reading aloud. We are at the very beginning of Narnia with my husband reading aloud and that’s one of my favorite things ever.

  2. Yes it takes me a lot of planning too! From searching for the right pattern, to yarn/prices, to ordering and then gauge swatching (which i had to do twice) and then finally casting on! Trying to squeeze all of that in the few quiet moments during a day with littles, and then to actually be at the point of just knitting is so nice. 🙂 Thank you for your prayers, Sarah, they are much needed!

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