Nestled against the mountains about two hours from home, there is a little Bavarian town designed for tourists called Leavenworth. We always love a chance to stroll the little streets as we did this weekend. Since we were sharing and visiting at a church nearby on Sunday morning, we decided to go up a day early and stay overnight in a hotel. The last hotel stay we had was when Millie was about 6 months old and it was a nightmare complete with all-night hall-walking, the only place she would be quiet. We approached this stay with some trepidation since we have three children now but it was really easy-peasy. I was so thankful that we were able to squeeze a bit of fun family time in with work.
There was a lot of knitting time in the car and I am almost done with Lyddie's Poppy blue. I haven't quite figured this pattern out even this third time knitting it. My second one (for Millie) was too loose in the ribbing so I probably should have dropped even one more needle size. I think I will just do the cast-off for this one with one extra needle size down since it's also a bit loose. Does that sound crazy? I hope not.
I'm still reading The Magicians but haven't picked it up much this week. I am thinking about putting together a simple plan for working through some of the Family Math book as part of Lyddie's (gentle) kindergarten year next year. She and I are still loving The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Another favorite library picture book with my girls this week is Extra Yarn, a darling story about a little girl who finds a magical box of endless yarn. The color-less town is soon transformed by her yarn, knit into sweaters for every person, every house, every mailbox, every tree. When an evil count hears about the box, he tries to buy it from her but she refuses, so he steals it, but the box makes its way back to her across the sea. My dream come true: a never-ending supply of yarn.
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