Joining Ginny and others today for Yarn Along – sharing our knitting and reading.
I wanted to show you how those fleece-stuffed mittens (from Fox and Geese and Fences) are coming along. It’s not the fastest knit, for sure, having to pause and add in all those bits of fleece, but the first mitten is done except for the thumb, hooray. Perhaps I’ll have them before summer after all! Do you see all the warm coziness inside? Yum. (Oh yes, and they’re striped because, as I mentioned before, I’m trying to use all the yarn I have before buying any more.)
For reading, I’m slowly reading and digesting the wonderful Easy to Love, Difficult to Discipline. Carrie recommended this one, and it is tremendously good. The focus is on changing the parent’s behaviors and learning tools for dealing with people (good for all relationships, not just the parent-child one!). As Carrie once said, and always cracks me up, Yelling is not a tool. I’m also reading Endless Light, New Recipes from Quilt Country (yes, I really do read cookbooks), A Knitter’s Almanac, and the current Yoga Journal.
There’s been a bit of unravelling here lately, as well. The toddler vest I made for Ella was too big (not really a problem since she’ll grow), but the armholes were way too big, and floppy, and she wasn’t wearing out. Unravelled, and waiting to made into something new. Ben’s mitered mittens also came out too big (even though I honestly checked the gauge four times!!), and I tried felting them, but apparently the Barberic Farm wool is unfeltable. Which is actually kind of awesome, but in this case, I have some more unraveling to do, and then another pair of mittens to make. Wish me luck!