Because sometimes you just want to be read to, right? I absolutely love reading to my children- picture books, storybooks, chapter books, just them asking for a story, and then crawling up onto the couch beside me, or even plopping right down in my lap, it doesn't get better than that, does it? I find those moments far to far in between and fleeting with my 8 year old. But when he asked if I'd read a book to him, I moved everything else aside for as long as he wanted (seems to be about a chapter at a time, but I'm good with that!). He loved The Cricket in Times Square when I read it to him last year, and so he has been so excited about reading Tucker's Countryside. It's hard, as the almost-middle child, with one foot in big brother's Star Wars and Lego crazed domain, yet always listening to the same Puppy, Cat, Bear stories that a preschooler demands every day, to find your voice and create space for yourself. I'm glad that he is, though, one chapter and one giggle at a time.
And the knitting? I needed to seam up a new sample before I could knit the sleeves. That's not the easiest task on a Sunday night, and is really something the requires a flat, table surface, lots of concentration, and good light (sounds like a tutorial, haha!), so I couldn't be without knitting, and so I started working on this new shawl design that I've been playing around with for awhile. It has changed shaped about 3 times before I cast on, and I even made it through the first color before I ripped it out a started over, working up an entirely different stitch pattern for the CC rows. I'm kind of in love with it, and super happy with the short row shaping. Yarn is The Fiber Seed Sprout, in Newsprint for the MC and I'm pairing it with Miss Babs 2-ply Toes Polydactl set for the color pop! Pretty spiffy!
Well, I've got about a nice handful of things to finish up, and so I better get back to it, right?
I'll be back soon with a book review AND a giveaway, so stay tuned!