Friday, March 12, 2010

This Moment

I'm playing along with Soulemama this week and sharing a moment from our week. Go visit her if you'd like to see more moments and share your own.

(Shalom finished! More pictures to come.)

Thursday, March 11, 2010

March Books

We've started into our spring books a little early, so I thought I'd share!

This is a mix of fiction and non-fiction mostly pulled from our local library. There are a few titles that we own because we love the book so much (and they kind of frown up on letting you keep 1 book checked out for 9 months of the year!) but we use our library extensively since they have such an abundance of great books. Our local library system has an extraordinary focus on children's literature and an online ordering system, so it's very easy for me to spend an evening ordering titles then pick them up 2 or 3 days later.


The Twelve Days of Spring Time by Deborah Lee Rose

The Busy Spring by Carl Emerson

Hurray for Spring by Patricia Hubbell

It's Spring, Dear Dragon by Margaret Hillert

How Robin Saved Spring by Debbie Ouellet

A New Beginning by Linda Bleck


What Happens in Spring? by Sara Latta

Flowers and Showers: A Spring Counting Book by Rebecca Davis

Spring by Jill Kalz

March by Robyn Brode

Spring by Sian Smith

Spring by Moira Butterfield

St. Patrick's Day:

The Story of Saint Patrick's Day by Patricia A. Pingry

Lucky Tucker by Leslie McGuirk

The Luckiest St. Patrick's Day Ever! by Teddy Slater

The Last Snake in Ireland by Sheila MacGill-Callahan

Shannon and the World's Tallest Leprechaun by Sean Callahan

That's What Leprechauns Do by Eve Bunting

St. Patrick's Day in the Morning by Eve Bunting

Tuesday, March 9, 2010



I finished the (mostly) red socks at the post-wedding reception party on Saturday. There isn't anything terribly special about these socks except that they are the first toe-up socks I've actually finished. I followed the generic pattern found in Wendy Johnson's book using a provisional cast-on and a short row heel.


I'm pretty happy with how the striping worked out- I know it's not a terribly close match, but that wasn't terribly important to me this time around.



I've been trying to pick projects in the last few months that will help me learn new techniques, and the easiest way for me to do that is to pick projects that I really want to make and learn the technique within the project. I just don't do well with the whole "must knit a scarf before you can make anything else" kind of thinking. I've been looking through potential projects with this in mind and I'm holding off on a couple I had posted before. Instead I cast on for Ender's requested hat and for the February Lady Sweater based on Elizabeth Zimmerman's February Baby Sweater.

I also *finally* wove in ends and put the button on the Shalom cardi. Pics to come!


Monday, March 8, 2010


We celebrated new beginnings this weekend. What about you?
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