Amid all of the baby and birthday/gift knitting I’ve been doing lately, there are some longer-term “selfish” projects on my needles, and my marley shawl is one of these. I’m new to brioche, in fact this is my first brioche project and I really enjoy it. I do have to work on it when I can do the eight-row repeat without interruption so that I don’t lose my spot. Well, truthfully at this point I feel like I’ve got it under my belt and it’s easier to figure out where I’ve left off, but it’s still not a project I like to pick up and work on unless I have a longer bit of time to focus on it. So I’m sure it’ll languish on the needles a bit and I hope to have it done sometime this winter season because I can’t wait to wear it/use it (as in, now!). I counted rows last night and realized I’m about half way through, so that was exciting and surprising! The yarn is so enjoyable and brioche is beautiful and squishy. One of my knitting goals for the year was to learn brioche and it’s surprisingly much easier than I expected. My other knitting goal was to try color work, and I have a project planned for that which I hope to start SOON! I’m about to finish a few projects which feels good.
I’ve been realizing lately that in all our busyness, reading time is getting cropped out of the day (as in, chapter book read-aloud time). Brandon began reading The Mouse and the Motorcycle (affiliate link) to the kids in the evenings, and I began reading this book to the kids during our school morning which I was given as a child, Treasure in the Big Woods. I must have won it in Sunday School as a child for a bible drill or something (it isn’t listed on amazon). Both have been enjoyable for all of us! I’m still reading Liturgy of the Ordinary (affiliate link) as well.
What are you reading or making lately?