This past weekend I finally bit the bullet and took my nordiska sweater to a favorite local yarn store to get some help with ripping back a few rows. I had tried to do it on my own but got stuck around the cable raglan detail and then I held off because I had a feeling I would make a mess of it. I’m so glad I did because it was good to have someone else’s help with it. Also, it was a really fun day trip with just Phoebe to Black Mountain. We spent the morning at the yarn store, had lunch, then made a stop at a couple of antique/thrift stores on the way home. So it was a fun day together that resulted in a fixed project I could pick back up and knit on again. It is so enjoyable to have it back in my hands. The yarn is purl soho’s linen quill (a wool/alpaca/linen blend) in the twig brown color (though it looks more grey here) and it is really, really soft and delicate to work with.
I’m also nearing the end of The Brave Learner. I’m trying to be more monogamous in my book reading and forcing myself to finish it before cracking another book. Though I’ve mostly enjoyed this book and learned a lot/been inspired to make some helpful changes in our homeschool, there are also parts of it I don’t agree with or subscribe to. Mostly, I’m thankful for the encouragement to see our children as the individuals they are and to pay attention to what is working/not working well in our homeschool and to be flexible in making changes. It’s been helpful in examining my goals and intentions in this endeavor. I always enjoy hearing what you’re reading or making lately (even if it’s not yarn/knitting related!) so do share if you’d like!
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