Hello Friends! I hope you were able to find something useful in my musings on Schematics that I posted on Monday, I'd love to hear your thoughts, so please make sure you leave a comment. (And if you haven't make sure you check out Friday's Post that reviews Sherlock Knits, you don't want to miss that!)
I have had quite a bit of pressing deadline knitting that has been rather tedious and time consuming, which meant that my new kid's design has been set aside for a bit. I managed to carve out some time for it last night and got everything ready to work on the first sleeve. Sleeve knitting is also an easy project to work on while waiting on children to do their math problems, or read their stories, so I managed to get in a bit more time on it this morning. I'm loving the colors in this yarn from The Fiber Seed.
I came across Sally Clarkson last year when Ginny posted her #yarnalong featuring The LifeGiving Home, I eventually purchased a copy of that of my own shelves and loved reading it, and then re-reading it over the year (I think I might do that again this year too). She has a new book out, that she wrote with her son Nathan, Different, The Story of an Outside-the-Box Kid and the Mom Who Loved Him. I'm already half-way through this book and can't seem to put it down. It's not a how-to, quick-fix, try this method book but I am finding it invaluable, encouraging and inspiring nonetheless. It has definitely helped me to shift my focus and to think outside of the box when situations with my own children are going amiss. And it always helps to hear stories of how those children do grow up, become successful and things turn out ok. I think this one if going to be my top-recommended book of the year, but we'll see!
I'd love to hear about what you are reading and knitting this week, so feel free to share in the comments, or link up with the SmallThings Blog!
I'll be back soon,