Yarn Along~ I have to make it quick today (I did my Instagram post, got caught up in making edits, and almost forgot to post here! oops!) because I've got a huge pile of things due this week and lots of knitting to get done in the next week on top of that. Whew. (in super exciting news, though, the photo shoot for my book was yesterday and I am so excited about the pictures, AND I got to work with one of my favorite people ever! Somedays I just am overwhelmed with how awesome this job is!)
I made the time to knit a few rows of my Hundred Acres Wood Shawl, I'm up to the third color in the gradient set now, and the yarn is absolutely lovely. I am a little disappointed, though, the pictures show a very pink color in the first section, and neither the first or second color resemble a pink at all in my set (along with a few other issues that I am finding, which I think I'll cover in either a Friday Finds or a Monday Musings post, I rarely find anything to critique about yarn, and especially the kits for Little Skein in the Big Wool, but I have to be honest that this one, is disappointing me a little, and I'm wondering if there is something where the high demand started to take a toll on the quality of the product? Certainly not the first time, or the first company for that to happen to, but for the price of the product, is slightly upsetting to say the least, but again, another post for another day!)
For reading this week, I've been reading "Two Times the Fun" with my 5 year old. The chapters are just a bit longer than the ones in Poppleton (her favorite books), but not as long as reading a full-blown chapter book. The story is adorable, and the language is just perfect for her to grasp. My second grader has been hanging around, hiding almost, to hear the story as well, so I consider that a win! We've even captured the attention of the 2 year old with this one, so I consider this book an absolute win in my book (and since I grew up on Beverly Cleary books, I really think you can't go wrong with this one!).
I'll be back just as soon as I can! In the meantime, I'd love to hear what you do when a yarn kit color doesn't quite meet what is advertised to you, or when your purchased goods aren't quite what you were "sold". And of course, we love to hear about what you are reading and knitting as well!