yarn along

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Happy Tuesday, friends!  I’m glad to have a few moments to pop in here and share what I’ve been working on the last few days.  I certainly didn’t need to cast on another sweater, but I did.  This one is for Brandon and it will be the first sweater I’ve knit for him.  I’m hoping to have it done by the first week of February for his birthday, but I realize that might be a challenge.  I’ve never knit a man-sized garment before!  I’m knitting a riddari sweater for him, a classic icelandic lopapeysa and started with the sleeves.  I’m enjoying the colors I’ve chosen so far and I think they will be really wearable for Brandon.

Still reading Little Women. 🙂

4 thoughts on “yarn along”

  1. I see that some of our children share similar December birthdays. Now I discover our husbands share February ones! Wonder of wonders!

    Are you going to plan to see the new Little Women when you are done reading it? I have heard good things about it but when I watched the preview, I couldn’t help but feel like the whole womens’ lib propaganda might be spread on pretty thick. No movie can compare with the book anyway. 🙂

  2. How fun, I didn’t realize our families had similar birthday seasons! 🙂 I actually already saw the Little Women movie over the holidays (and took Phoebe with me, too!). I thought it might have a bit of an agenda behind it as well but I didn’t feel that it did. I honestly really, really loved it. It was true to their time that women had less freedom and certainly less access to ways to support themselves and they did have to think about marrying for security versus for love. I think what I appreciated was that they showed the tension there. I do think we have to raise our girls to be prepared to support themselves in the instance that they don’t marry, and that they would know they have many things to offer, not only finding their value in marriage and child-rearing but also in many other endeavors. I so appreciated that the movie didn’t give a simple or one-sided answer to those dilemmas for women, but showed the tension that exists there. Also, it stayed very faithful to the book. I cried and cried through it and loved it. 🙂 Here’s a good article on it also:
    https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/little-women-reread-original/

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