~ Two of my favorite things are knitting and reading, and the evidence of this often shows up in my photographs. I love seeing what other people are knitting and reading as well. So, what are you knitting or crocheting right now? What are you reading? Take a photo and share it either on your blog or on Flickr. Leave a link below to share your photo with the rest of us! ~
I finished the body of my sweater and it fits snugly. I am hoping that means that it will fit with a bit of room after I block it. Most complaints I have read about the February Lady Sweater seem to be in relation to it being too big. I am almost finished with the first sleeve, and will hopefully finish this project soon! I have also knit a few rows on the Oaklet shawl I began awhile back. It’s almost time to begin the lace edging. I wanted to photograph the two projects together at least once, because they remind me of my favorite color scheme when I was a little girl. I called pink with green “watermelon colors” and liked to dress in them. Recently I have noticed Larkspur doing the same, and at the same age that I did.
During the height of everyone’s illness I pulled our Catwings books off the shelf and read the first of the series of four to the girls while we snuggled up in my bed. In the days since, these books have been passed around from child to child. We all love them, even me. Something about the thought of cats with wings I guess.
I began reading A Good and Perfect Gift on Monday and have already read nearly half of it. That’s the fastest reading that I’ve done in some time. The story is written by a mom about the birth of her first child, a daughter who has Down Syndrome. Down Syndrome has been a beautiful part of my family since the day my sister Erin was born, on my tenth birthday in fact. I’ll never forget the way my dad snuck my siblings and me up a back stairway at the hospital and into my stepmom’s room so we could quickly get a peek at our new baby sister.