~ Two of my favorite things are knitting and reading (though not at the same time!), 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! ~
This week I have been mainly working on the body of Larkspur’s Leksak, but what I really need to be working on is the Wee Liesl. The baby girl that is intended for is due in just a few weeks! The sleeves are slightly fussy, so I have to work on this when my kids are sleeping.
One question that I receive regularly is how I fit knitting time into my life along with everything else. The truth is that lately, I have been struggling to make the time to knit. I think that blogging has a way of making even the smallest accomplishment seem a bit larger than life, so maybe it seems that I knit more than I actually do. In the past, I have made it a priority to have at least an hour each evening of down time that I can fill with knitting. I haven’t managed that over the past couple of months though. I am finding this to be a very challenging homeschooling year, teaching five students, while two little ones wreak havoc! In the evening I am playing catch up, cleaning up, or planning for the following day. I do always make sure to have something very simple on my needles for a bit of daytime knitting. I usually accomplish this while working on reading with Larkspur or Beatrix. In fact, that is when I get the bulk of my knitting done these days. And while my evenings have been way too full lately, I do intend to try to get organized enough that I can return to my nighttime knitting routine. I truly need my knitting therapy, and feel the stress start to creep in when I neglect it. I’m sorry that there isn’t a magic answer. Sometimes it just boils down to making a choice each evening after my kids are in bed, although there are times when I don’t feel that I have a choice.
I’ve been reading What is the What (this happens while I nurse Job at night). This is my favorite of the four books I have read recently about Sudan and the Lost Boys. Even without any interest in those topics, this is an excellent read, very well written. I absolutely love it.