Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Knitting with Toddlers
I miss writing. This month it seems that I can get about one post out a week and it's a pretty formulaic one. I have been working really hard to follow my weight watchers plan, complete with evening workouts which just bites into my time to do other things. It is so worth it to feel my endurance increase and hope for more health in time but cutting back on some of my favorite things has been a trying result.
Be that as it may, I am trying hard not to cut out my knitting too much since it's such a rebuilding thing for me. So I continue to plug along right now on my Radiance shawl but *gasp* I have to tell you, I cannot recommend knitting with a toddler on your lap. If they stand up suddenly, you may lose lots of tiny lacy stitches and have to rip out two whole rows to ensure you picked them all up again. Not that I know this from experience or anything. I have some new yarn on the way so new projects will be arriving on my needles soon!
I am still reading The Magicians by Lev Grossman and am engrossed in it. It's not for the faint of heart, having some raw and rough content but it's really really interesting to me. I am also listening to Herland through CraftLit and for now I am not at all sure I like it but, being the rabid listener that I am, I will see it through. It is a bit theoretical on theories I don't really buy into, and instead of being a really good story it's kind of like hearing a feminist lecture about the virtues of women that could be revealed in the absence of men and sexuality - set in a sort of a story. Not quite my cup of tea but the reader is fabulous and I still enjoy the conversations that happen around the book.
Click over to Ginny's to join in the crafty fun! :)