Wednesday, March 11, 2015

It's been a while...

I'm on spring break this week and I'm glad to be back sharing my projects again. I've been working slowly on my mom's sweater but all I have to show for three months of work is a couple of sleeves and the beginning of the sweater body. What can I say, classes are difficult and the minimal free time I do have, I play my cello. It helps clear my mind and helps me think. Lately I haven't gotten that effect from knitting since I have self-imposed jobs and deadlines with my projects. With my music I can just play and relax. I think practicing again helped me pass my latest test last week.

Anyway, the knitting:

I love the way the yarn looks self striping even though I'm using two totally different yarns. My sleeves are the exact same size...the beauty of knitting in stripes makes it incredibly easy to match lengths...I just count the stripes. I even had time over this last weekend to cast on for the sweater body.

As for reading, my oldest is going to have to start some form of school in the next six months and my mother in law gave me some great books that she has relied on for 20 years of homeschooling:

So while I've mostly been skimming, I have almost finished the book, "Raising Catholic Children." It is mostly a memoir with advice peppered throughout on beginning good prayer habits, and incorporating faith into the day-to-day lives of your children. I finished Sherlock but I think I mentioned that in my last post, back in February.

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