I do the majority of my knitting while my children are asleep. Usually I knit between 5AM and 6:30AM. Sometimes I knit during naptime or on car rides, but most of my knitting is done out of the reach of little hands. On Sunday, I was knitting while Little Ish played quietly. Eventually he tired of whatever he was playing and decided to come see what I was up to. He asked me if he could help me knit. Since I was knitting a (very long) wrong side row on my shawl I agreed to let him help. He sat on my lap. I worked the needles and he took care of wrapping the working yarn around the needle for each knit stitch. It was a very pleasant way to spend some one on one time with him even if it meant the row took 3 times as long to knit.
The shawl itself is progressing nicely. I am not moving along particularly fast, but I am pretty sure I can finish by Easter which was my original goal. I have memorized the pattern at this point, so I don't have to be constantly checking the book for what comes next. It makes for fairly relaxed knitting.
I am still reading and thoroughly enjoying The Art of Fermentation. Since I've been so focused on finishing my shawl for Easter, I have been reading this book fairly slowly. I have yet to ferment anything, but I will be sure to share my experiences when I do.
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