I am still working my way through Pam Barnhill's new book, Better Together. It isn't a hard read, or boring, so that isn't the reason, I'm just finding so much that I want to try, and attempt right now that I'm really taking my time and enjoying this one. I think this one and Sarah Mackenzie's new book The Read-Aloud Family have both already made a huge difference in our homeschool. Both of them are such treasures and if you are in any sort of homeschool slump (which I know is super common this time of year!), taking some time to savor and learn from these wise women will really help get you back on track. (And no worries, I think that some fiction, or at least some other light reading will find it's way across my desk this week, Momma needs a break!).
I am just in love with the way these two colors of The Fiber Seed's Sprout Sock yarn are playing together! I love working with stitch variations and slightly adapting and changing things that I've fallen in love with and used previously. Just like when I choreographed dances, chaining a line, a movement, even a color scheme, and WOW, it takes on a whole new life and becomes something extraordinary and unique. This new shawl design is a delight to work on and I can't wait to have it ready to share with you all. I've recently started compiling a list of test knitters, so if this looks like something you might be interested in test knitting for me, would you let me know? I'm hoping to have the pattern ready in the next 2 weeks or so, and always have a generous deadline for my knitters. Thanks so much for considering it.
What are you reading and knitting this week?