"Let's be cheerful"! We have no more right to steal the brightness out of the day for our own family than we have to steal the purse of a stranger. Let us be as careful that our homes are furnished with pleasant & happy thoughts as we are that the rugs are the right color and texture & the furniture comfortable and beautiful"! Laura Ingalls Wilder

Monday, November 14, 2011

a new pattern and a new read



Though I still love the look of these booties too, I decided to give this pattern a try.  My concern with last months pair was that they might not stay on the foot well.  I'm toying with the idea of giving them an i-cord tie. This new pattern is one my mother has been using and the name caught my attention right away.  That, and the cozy little look of them.  I knit this pair in just a couple of interrupted hours... easy! They were made using a .50 cent skein of thrifted bulky cotton.  They are super soft and squishy.

We finished Uncle Tom's Cabin last week.  I'll tell you, the last chapters almost did me in.  The girls thought that a toad had taken up residency in their mother.  I'm not sure how they even understood what I was reading!  Between my croaking and the minute long pauses between sentences while I tried to think about other things so I could make it through...  almost impossible.

So, we decided that our next read aloud would be Robin Hood.  I've actually never read this myself so I'm looking forward to the adventure.  We've read only the first 2 chapters but already the characters are quickly taking shape and we are into the intrigue!


Blessings, Debbie

39 comments:

  1. I love both sets of booties, just too cute:@)

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  2. I love the booties! They DO look soft and squishy!

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  3. Perfect, squishy booties!! Love 'em! Look forward to heaing how the Robin Hood reading adventure goes! blessings ~ tanna

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  4. Very cute little booties. I am working on a baby sweater for a shower and loving it!
    I am glad to know I am not the only one who cried while reading Uncle Tom's Cabin. My sons would just look at me and shake their heads!
    But I can happily say not one tear was shed during the reading of Robin Hood!
    xx

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  5. Those booties look so soft. My fifth grade teacher read Robin Hood out loud to the class, which I'm afraid ruined it for me, since she read it in a monotone voice. Much preferred looking at Errol Flynn in the movie!

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  6. Love those booties! I will have to try them out!

    Deanna

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  7. Whose version of Robin Hood are you reading? We've read E. Charles Vivian's.

    I will take booties in a size 11 please. ;)

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  8. I had to smile as you described your emotional, toad-ish session(s) of reading aloud! That is another thing to add to "our list" because I have the same...hmmmm...difficulty? challenge? Or is it either? Isn't it thrilling to read a book that moves the heart to tenderness or compassion or nobility? I think so.

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  9. Those are adorable! What is it about booties that make you want to squeeze a wee one? :)

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  10. Isn't it fun to read things you never read before out loud? My son enjoyed Huck Finn and we will finish Danial Boone today. Both things I had never read before.
    The booties are so cute. Meg is coming today to knit one of my favorite ways to spend a day.

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  11. Love those booties! Thanks for the link. You're right, they do look super cozy and squishy :)

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  12. Those booties look so soft and cozy! I love the natural colour. Robin Hood sounds like a lovely read aloud.
    xo
    Linda

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  13. Darling booties, just perfect..and time spent reading a good book is priceless! ;D

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  14. So adorable, and I know I read Robin Hood but it was so long ago I don't really remember it! I wonder if it is available as an audio book? xo

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  15. ROBIN HOOD!!! Have you guys been watching the BBC episodes. If not watch them... Erin and Audrey will love them. ;)

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  16. Such adorable booties. Enjoy Robin Hood!

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  17. Booties that stay on? Wow! Enjoy that book; sounds like you need something on the lighter side after your last one... ~Lisa :)

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  18. That book is so powerful and sad and happy too. Such an example of Christ's love for his children through Uncle Tom. So many people misunderstand it. I'm with you. There are times when I'm reading aloud that I just have to stop and catch my breath or I'll cry. At first, my children thought there was something wrong with me...now they either are crying too or at least they understand...oh, that's just Mom... Robin Hood is something that I don't think we've ever read. My two older just finished A Tale of Two Cities - another tear jerker.

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  19. I like that pattern, Debbie! The cuffs are unusual.

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  20. It sounds like we read aloud to our children the same way. Pauses and croaking. I love both pairs of booties and what better way to use up thrifted yarn!

    Blessings!
    Deborah

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  21. A sobbing reader - my kids know all about that. Little House on the Prairie and even Magic Treehouse have been known to set me off...
    Robin Hood sounds like a great choice! I'm excited to hear you report back on it!

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  22. ooohh, booties! adorable, i should start making some as well!!
    may i just say that this corner in your blog header looks so cozy and inviting, i'd love to take a seat there for a cup of tea :)

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  23. Cute little booties! I may have to try that pattern.

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  24. Those booties are so very sweet!!!

    ~~Renee

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  25. Love the booties...oh know that feeling while reading out loud...my kids are use to me crying through "The Best Pageant Ever"..well so many times when I just had to stop in books. I think that brings it all home more...enjoy your new read aloud.

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  26. darling little booties, i love the color. it's been many years since i've read that book.

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  27. Have not Read that either -- had no interest I guess - but like the idea how you read out loud to your kids - that's wonderful - wished I had done more of it! simple booties in white -- how sweet!

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  28. hello debbie,
    sweet little booties......i love reading robin
    hood.
    have a nice day
    love and hugs,
    regina

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  29. Lovely bootees, I hope they stay put :)

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  30. Debbie, I want to come and be in your class...for story time and craft time!

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  31. Those wee ones kick up a storm, don't they? I'm thinking about giving three at a time when I give them as gifts. Uncle Tom's Cabin is a tough read but an important one.

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  32. Robin Hood sounds like fun! We are adding it to our reading list!

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  33. I loved being read to. Robin Hood should be interesting read. Cute booties. JB

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  34. Love the booties...they look so warm!

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  35. I'm on a bootie kick myself right now...I am half finished with the first pattern you used. I read Uncle Tom's Cabin in highschool, it would probably be interesting to go back and read it again.

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  36. Sweet booties!! I have not read it but Auberne` did and loved it. I hope you do xox Clarice

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  37. I just finished Uncle Tom's Cabin too....it was such a powerful book. Tom is my hero.....and Eva. So good. Can't get it out of my mind.

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