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I’ve been feeling sort of blah about my knitting lately. The sweater for Silas is a perfectly nice knit, but I am not in the mood for brown. I have yarn to knit two different sweaters for myself, both in shades of brown, and keep meaning to get up the nerve to begin one. But then, that’s more brown. I’m in the mood for spring colors. I went to my little local yarn store last week looking for inspiration, but also knowing that what I wanted was something peachy-pink. I walked out empty handed though, and feeling guilty for not buying anything! Nothing struck me, and I won’t buy something just for the sake of buying it.
I’ve known that I wanted to knit a seashore cowl ever since Lori posted photos of hers last year, but I haven’t been able to make up my mind about colors. I’ve had a a skein of Madelinetosh merino light in antique lace sitting in my stash for some time, but I haven’t known what to put with it. It occurred to me that the peachy pink I was looking for that day at the yarn shop would be perfect. I ended up placing an order for one skein of merino light in the nectar colorway (It was hard to track one down. I ended up placing an order here.) It’s perfect. I think this is going to be a really beautiful knit, the colors reminding me of my favorite scarf. Subtle and pretty.
We’ve changed bedtime routines a bit around here, and now Jonny is putting Silas to bed instead of me, and I’m putting the girls to bed each night. That means I’m in charge of bedtime reading. Beatrix and Lark typically choose one picture book each. One of our favorites is Owl at Home. Readers aren’t usually my favorite, but I love this one and so do the girls. We die with laughter every time we read it. I also pulled Behind the Attic Wall, one of my favorite books from childhood, off my shelf and started reading it to the girls our first night. The boys quickly decided they wanted to listen too. We’re more than halfway through already, because we’ve been sneaking in chapters during the day as well. I remember exactly what it felt like to read it as a child.