While spending time in the playroom yesterday morning with the girls, Ella asked me if I could teach her to knit. Oh my! My sweet Ella could I ever. Nestled in back to front saying ” IN, AROUND, THROUGH, OFF” she got the beginning of garter stitch. Then, she announced very confidently and proudly that she was going to make a pink shirt for Sophia.
I am still working my way through The Distant Hours by Kate Morton and the Blue Wyatt sweater I mentioned here. I really like the book. I have started a little habit of laying down with Ella for a little while at the start of nap time. I read for a tiny bit and she has a few minutes to calm down. There have even been a couple times where both of us have fallen asleep, which is just a sweet time with her. I read The Forgotten Garden by Morton earlier this year and liked that one as well. Knitting, however, is not having as much progress. I was distracted this week by continuing to decorate for Christmas and trying to get a large portion of the Christmas shopping done. We are waiting on several packages to arrive in the mail. Joel was able to come home from work early yesterday, and I went out by myself yesterday (gasp) and was able to hunt down a few presents.
what are you working on or reading this week?
+++ joining ginny in her weekly yarn along.