My husband and I were away this past weekend on a small trip to a cabin nearby to celebrate our anniversary (I hope to share more about it in a post later this week). I took along a few projects, but worked only on my timber cardigan. Sadly, I really didn’t knit as much as I planned to, with a baby in arms often and just spending time talking with Brandon and resting, too. I did basically knit one sleeve of the cardigan and hope to finish the second one up this week maybe. Then it’s just knitting the pockets and it’s done! I know its nearly summer and we have already had a good bit of hot, humid days. We often go up on the blue ridge parkway in the warmer months for hikes and picnics and usually its a lot chillier up there, so I plan to wear it as soon as I need a warm layer! It fits a little snug considering I began it before I was pregnant and so it will fit better after I get back to my normal size, but it still fits. I put my arm in the finished sleeve last night and it’s the first time I’ve been wrapped up in Brooklyn Tweed yarn. I’m sold for life. It is so incredibly cozy. How can it be so rustic and so comfortable at the same time? I love it.
I’ve been reading Love in a Time of Homeschooling by Laura Brodie (affiliate link) and enjoying it so far. Her writing style is engaging, and after hitting some real walls with Phoebe in school this year I feel like I need some helps and was drawn to this book being its about a mother and daughter relationship. Being that God has seen fit to entrust me with three girls, I find I’m drawn often to things about the mother/daughter relationship, really hoping to do this well and feeling often like I’m not. Goodness, parenting is hard. Homeschooling is hard! Thank goodness for knitting and the bright spot it is–a productive distraction. Here’s a better picture of the cardigan so far.
Linking up with Nicole of Frontier Dreams.