~Two of my favorite things are knitting and reading and I love sharing my projects and current reads here. I would love for you to join me each month and share what you are knitting (or crocheting) and reading too! Post your photo(s) on your blog or on Instagram (#yarnalong) and then share a link below to either your blog or Instagram post!~ (This post contains affiliate links.)
I think it’s time to clean off my desk again. I don’t know what it is about this summer, but my desk can’t seem to stay tidy. Part of the problem is that I’m reading too many books at once. My knitting is a little out of hand as well. There’s a cardigan waiting for buttons and a pullover wanting sleeves. Looking for a quick, interesting project, I started a Baa-ble hat this week. I’ve been wanting to knit one for years. My colorwork experience is almost non-existent and the combination of yarns I chose isn’t the best, so this hat is a little bit wonky, but Larkspur has assured me that she can tell that those are sheep, though she would have preferred an all-gray version. Beatrix loves it as it is and is hoping that she will be the recipient.
I was determined to wait for the paperback to be available before ordering The Heart of Perfection, but I finally caved and bought a hardback copy. I loved Colleen Carroll Campbell’s book, My Sisters the Saints, so have been really looking forward to her latest book. I love it, and it is giving me so much to think about and work on in my own life. I also read The Iodine Crisis in the last week (possibly a must-read for women) and after a discussion with my healthcare provider, I am making some changes. I guess that’s a topic for another blog post. And of course, every night before bed, a few pages of my current Mitford book.
How’s your summer going? I don’t feel like I’ve had one as far as the mythical concept of summer being a break. I’m panicking a little that everything homeschool-related is starting back up for us in the next few weeks. It looks like for now, even if Jonny ends up with an out of state job offer (Why is this process so SLOW?) we will be here through the end of the year. Seth waited until the last possible day to pay his college tuition on the chance that we might be moving this fall (he’s been working and saving to pay for it himself and I’m really proud of him), but now he’s committed. This afternoon I’m going shopping with him for his first college textbooks and I’ve got my own biology class to plan for our homeschool co-op. Not to mention a desk to tidy and a million other things as well. Better than being bored, right? Actually, a little boredom wouldn’t kill me (as I frequently tell my kids) though it’s unlikely I will be encountering any in the near future.