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I’ve only read the forward to Julie Bogart’s new book, The Brave Learner, but I’m already excited. Julie is a seasoned homeschooler who is inspiring while remaining practical and realistic. I’ve been homeschooling for almost twelve years, and my oldest child will graduate this spring and begin college in the fall. I’m burned out and need some fresh perspective. I think this book might be just what I need!
I’ve been knitting a little each night on my wild rabbit. It’s not too difficult (probably intermediate skill level required), but requires full attention, and is a little bit more fiddly than my typical project choice. That being said, I am really enjoying it. The pattern is so clever, and I am excited to see how my rabbit turns out! My original intent was to give it to Larkspur for her birthday next month because she has lamented the fact that she doesn’t have any knitted animals. (Only a knitter’s daughter would come up with such a complaint!) However, Mabel keeps insisting it’s hers, telling me that it “fits her,” while trying to put it on her head. I think it must remind her of the doe cap I knit for her when she was a baby. I’m not sure who will be the recipient at this point. I did buy a skein of yarn to knit Larkspur a new hat, and might set the rabbit aside to work on that for now.