yarn along

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Phoebe and I did school yesterday sprawled out on a blanket under a great spreading maple in our backyard.  We began reading The Penderwicks.  I’m not even sure what led me to this book but I remember hearing somewhere along the way recommendations of it.  We’ve been listening to The Little House on the Prairie series on audio books, too, and Phoebe’s been re-inspired to run through the yard with her bonnet strings dangling around her neck like Laura.

I’m still not reading much lately.  Odd for me, I know,  but by the time evening comes and I’m free to read I just don’t have much brain power left.  I’m in need of some light hearted stories, so if you have any book recommendations, I’d love to hear them!

I’ve mainly been working on my waterrock vest for the Appalachian Knits spring KAL that I’m participating in.  The designer of the pattern is my friend from middle + high school days, Jennifer, and she is the one who taught me to knit!  So it’s really fun working on her pattern.  Everything she makes is gorgeous.  I’ve almost finished the body and ready to begin arm hole shaping.  I’m adding another inch or so to the body since this is a cotton/linen blend yarn and I plan to wash/dry it, so I’m adding length to account for shrinkage.  Plus I have a long torso, I think.  Anyway, I’m really enjoying knitting it.  I’ve started some socks for Phoebe too and I plan to knit a couple pairs for each of the kids and eventually a pair for myself too.

Joining with Nicole’s Crafting On, a weekly craft link up, as well as another knitting friend here.


4 thoughts on “yarn along”

  1. Oooh that’s a pretty colour!! A vest, eh? I am very interested to see how it turns out! My dad used to read us Little House on the Prairie. That series has such a special place in my heart and I can’t wait to read it to my own daughters!! My one super-embarrassing light-hearted book recommendation is Undomestic Goddess by Sophie Kinsella. Her Shopaholic character gives me anxiety with her spending habits, so I prefer this one for those days when I just want something deliciously fluffy to read. (Now I feel the need to add that I do usually read things like Dickens or Austen…ha!)

  2. Yes, I will wear it more as a tank top I think. We’ll see. Hopefully it looks good on me?! 🙂 I’m interested to see how it turns out, too. Fun to knit! Thanks for the book recommendation.. made me chuckle. (Of course you read mostly Dickens and Austen, I love how you lean toward the old classics!)

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