Tuesday, May 06, 2014




A week flown by again.  More quiet knitting added in to life again, even occasionally during the daylight hours, seeking to finish Rosie's little sweater and order my mind with the quiet click-loop-click-loop-click-loop of the needles.  The knitting portion is done and I am considering embellishing with some little pink or white embroidered flowers in the front along the hem.  Next up... I am hoping to test knit a little shrug designed by Lisa (I'll email you back soon, Lisa!) and then I'd love to get yarn to make Lyddie a Bulle.  I also have some repurposed yarn that I have been wanting to use to make a Shalom cardigan for myself.  Or else some dishcloths or some socks if I get around to picking out some sock yarn. 

I can't believe I have never read A Horse and His Boy by C.S. Lewis.  I have read all the other Chronicles of Narnia, and maybe I skipped this one because I am not that big into "horse stories," or maybe because it wasn't much about the Pevensies, but I was missing out.  I am also enjoying slowly reading the Agatha Christie mystery - so slowly that I still haven't really gotten to the mystery part and am still wading through the set-up.  Once it gets going I am sure I will have a hard time putting it down. Lyddie and I are nearly finished with Mr. Popper's Penguins and I feel as though I should like it more than I do... I haven't personally been that interested in the story as it unfolds but Lyddie is enjoying it so that's reason enough to finish it. It's not a waste of time for sure, and I remember reading somewhere once (I think it was related to Charlotte Mason) that as you expose your children to art (such as children's illustrated books) to consider choosing even books that don't initially strike you as something you immediately like because personal preference doesn't rule out its value as a potential "living book."  I appreciated that insight and bear it in mind when I think about music and art for our children. 

Several garden goals met this week; carrots, peas, lettuce, radishes, arugula, spinach, corn, and beans planted. Excitement over new life as the tiny sprouts shoot up from the cracked earth, anticipation of the fresh food we will see appear little by little, and joy at the tiny flower buds on the flourishing raspberry brambles.  The girls fascinated too, and by the corn shooting up in the field across from our house. I am awaiting the arrival of Seed Savers samplers of tomato and pepper starts in the mail sometime this week and eager to get them into the ground. 

Linking up with Ginny for Yarn Along again this week!  Can't wait to see what everyone else is knitting and reading - or leave a comment for me if you don't have your own blog link that I can follow over to read!  


  1. LOVE the pics! My kids loved to slip and slide when they were younger, now they like the rope swing at the river! Such joy in your photos. :) Your raspberries are ahead of ours (we don't have blossoms yet), however, our blueberries are bursting with flowers as are our strawberries...can't wait. Can't wait to see what you do with your In Threes and am excited about the test knitting! Thank you for your willingness. :) Oh, "A Horse..." was a favorite around here; my daughter loves horses.

  2. beautiful knits and I love seeing your children, so happy!! Love the sunshine you captured in the photos :)

  3. fun knit! I love the Narnia books!!! your children are lovely! I love the happiness! It's the simple things! God bless you!! :)

  4. Beautiful, beautiful children you have certainly captured there happiness.

  5. I just love seeing pics of your wee ones. I love how she fell asleep with the crayon in her hand!

  6. I love this sweet little cardigan, I really want to knit one for my niece. Beautiful photos. Enjoy the rest of your week. X