April 24, 2013

Knitting and Reading

Sorry I've been so quiet lately... Just not much to post about! We've been busy with life and play, and working through the rest of our school year. Only 6 weeks left and I'm so excited!

I have been wanting to knit myself a sweater for a very long time, and for whatever reason, it just never happens. Well I finally purchased yarn exactly for this purpose, picked and bought a pattern, and I'm about 7 inches in! :D The pattern is the Woodburne Cardigan by Carol Feller. I am loving it so far. There are just enough cables to keep me interested, but not so many that I can't pay attention to anything else while I'm knitting. I also love the yarn (Cascade 220) - I've never tried it before! It's really nice to be knitting on something with larger yarn and needles after so much of that lace shawl (which, no, is not done). Plain ol' wool is my favorite fiber. It is just cozy and warm and I feel so down to earth when I have it in my hands.

The reading is Walden by Henry David Thoreau. I just picked it up from the library yesterday and started reading it late last night, so I am only a few pages in. I have been wanting to read it for a long time, as I've been curious about it, and I am excited that I finally get a chance now. I'm also reading a book called Good Food Revolution by Will Allen. It's been a very thought provoking book as he tells his story, the story of others in his life, and how he has gotten to the point of being in charge of Growing Power.

I was finally able to get a picture of one of the babies. They are getting so big. Mama is starting to teach them to flap their wings and get them ready for flying. I am so glad she made her nest in that flower basket. I can watch them from the kitchen window as I am working at the sink. It's been so much fun to watch them as they grow.

I have some wonderfully wonderful, wonderful news to tell you - but I can't until it's officially official. (It has nothing to do with babies, just in case you were wondering.) But it has me very excited!

Linking up with Ginny's Yarn Along.

Happy Wednesday!


Farm Girl said...

I can't wait to hear your news!! I am so glad you are making something for yourself. I am looking forward to Friday we can get caught up. :)

Staci at Life At Cobble Hill Farm said...

You can't do that to us!!! When will you finally let us know?? I am not good with suspense. :) the sweater looks like it's going to be beautiful. So happy all is going well. The babies are so sweet. I just love watching when they're first learning to fly.

Angi Schneider said...

Your sweater is lovely! I've always wanted to knit. Not learn to knit, just knit. Maybe one day, learn to knit will be on my summer list.

I just listened to some of your husband's music. He's really good! My 16yo son is teaching himself to play the acoustic guitar. He's having alot of fun with it.

Our Neck of the Woods said...

The sweater looks great! I've always wanted to read Walden but have never gotten around to it. My favorite quote of all-time (the one about going confidently in the direction of your dreams) is from that book! I really need to read it.

Stopping by from Staci's blog (and email) to say hello! Can't wait to look around your blog a bit more :)


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