My blogging time this week has so far been taken up with Halloween costume creation instead, so it's a quick update for now. I have been making steady progress on my Hitofude and am now knitting flat again after the ribbed section after the sleeves.
My other crafting has included finishing up a knit raccoon tail (pictures to come), sewing bird wings (pictured above), and creating hand-stitched felt raccoon and bluebird masks. A bunny tail and pink bunny tummy is on the docket too. Can you see the pretty blue of the wings? I'm feeling a little silly proud of the fact that I looked at a pinterest picture and pretty much replicated and modified them by myself- and in just one evening! My girl was really awed by them even in their beginning stage which is all that matters to me. I wanted them to be special.
I finished The Monster in the Hollows by Andrew Peterson and for my easy-reading I guess I'm unintentionally alternating between the Big Stone Gap series and the Wingfeather Saga because I went back to Adriana Trigiani this week even though I didn't really like the last one of hers that I read. I'm hoping this one finds the main character a bit less self-absorbed and a little more mature.
Wow, I also finished up Yarn Harlot by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee which I'd been reading periodically for a year now (oh that book had my dying laughing one chapter and crying the next). And we wrapped up Sense and Sensibility on the excellent CraftLit podcast this week too! I am listening to War of the Worlds (Classic Tales Podcast) and King Lear (ChopBard podcast). I consider Lear to be my "harder" read and I am re-re-re-reading Loving the Little Years by Rachel Jankovic. If you have young children at home, I strongly recommend the Little Years - it encourages me every time I pick it up and I also feel like my experience is normalized and reoriented to healthy mothering and responses to my children. The book is small and the chapters are really short but each contain a healthy dose of common sense and wisdom. I have to admit, it's the book I keep on my bathroom counter for those desperate times that I escape the clamor for a few minutes.
Adios for now, my friends - I will look forward to spending a little time in blogland tomorrow if I can and popping by many of your blogs! Leave me a note so I know you stopped by!