~ 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 finally finished both my purple shawl (photos soon! It’s blocking now) and The Little Oratory. I’ll write an entire post about The Little Oratory soon, rather than trying to summarize my thoughts here. I guess now I can start focusing on finishing up my Jet Stream shawl. It’s going to be rather large I think, which is great!
I managed to read A Sane Woman’s Guide to Raising a Large Family in its entirety this week. I bought it a few weeks ago hoping for some tips on managing my household more effectively. As I began reading the first couple of chapters I started to worry that it wasn’t going to address the topics that I was hoping to hear more about, but I ended up feeling thankful for what I found to be plenty of really helpful, rational advice. I found it to be full of guidance for families of any size, definitely not just large families. I dog-eared lots and lots of pages and plan to come back through and copy helpful passages and tips. I thought the author, Mary Ostyn, gave very practical and honest advice and I liked that she really focused on relationships within the family. I’ve also requested her cookbook, Family Feasts for $75 a Week, from the library and hope to get some tips on feeding a large crew on a budget. I picked up on the fact that her family gardens and even has a cow from my reading, and I am hoping that they eat similarly to the way that we do (emphasis on whole foods-nothing processed.)