What was I thinking waiting to take pictures of my current knit. The sun has been either full faced or at least peeking for days.. up until today. It's nasty out there. I thought, "hmmm, terrible lighting. Perhaps the interest of outside will help." I positioned everything as best I could (seams are not sewn and buttons are still unattached) where we would stay dry beneath the giant fir tree.
The sweater is no further along than it was in this post. I detoured to make the hat (from Last Minute Knitted Gifts) and to choose buttons, reminding myself that this set was indeed going to be feminine before the tedium of seam stitching. The color in these photos (or should I say lack of color) is atrocious, I think that the deep olive shows better in the link. This is going to look just beautiful with the shoes that Erin made. I'll convince her to let me post them soon since she hasn't posted in months. I also have in mind a block print t-shirt using one of the stamps I carved last year paired with a simple skirt pattern I've been waiting to try... oh yes, this is just as much fun as I knew it would be. Praise for grands!
I'm sharing 2 books today. Rudyard Kipling is our current author study and Kim was the suggested title. It's not an easy read aloud for the funky English that is spoken and the book is mostly dialogue. I was worried that I wouldn't be able to do it justice but the girls don't seem to have any trouble following. They do in fact beg me to keep going when I think I'm finished. Is this a recommend? If I were just reading it myself I would say, "eh" but the girls are really enjoying it. There you go.
The other book is one that I've read before and am re-reading. Passionate Housewives Desperate For God by Staci McDonald and Jenny Chancey is a politically incorrect book about the joy of being a supportive wife who values her place in her home and in the life of her husband. Sometimes the message of the world gets loud and I need to close my ears and curl up with a like-minded author. That's what this book is for me. A reminder that the message of Truth drowns out the deception of worldly thinking.
Joining Ginny's Yarn Along