After spending a lot of time on long and somewhat intense knitting projects I decided I needed to make something quick to knit so I spent 3 days last week knitting a Little Pumpkin hat from the Itty-Bitty Hatsbook. I made one for Little Ish when I was pregnant with Liliana and bought enough yarn to make one for her the next year. I decided against making her one last year as the yarn matches her red hair a little too well. Instead I made the hat for my nephew Percival.
Now I am onto my next big project--a birthday shrug for Liliana. I am using the Snugly Shrug pattern. It shouldn't take me too long to complete, but I want to give myself time in case I flub it up majorly. The yarn I settled on is Dolce Merino from Universal Yarn. It is so soft and cuddly.
Other than knitting a lot I am also reading away steadily at a few books. I am nearing the end of Playful Learning by Mariah Bruehl and can tell that it will serve as a fantastic homeschooling resource over the next several years. I am about three quarters of the way through Fifteen Minutes Outside by Rebecca Cohen and although I have gleaned a few good ideas from it, I am disappointed with it overall. I am also reading One Question by Ken Coleman and although it isn't quite what I expected it to be, I am enjoying it.
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