Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Yarn Along

{Yarning along with Ginny, sharing the current knit and the current read}

Maybe I'm strange but when I have a newborn I get a ton of reading done. I read while I'm nursing, particularly at night so that I can stay awake long enough to make sure baby gets a full feed in (which equals me having to wake up less frequently- hooray!).

With Ender I read just about every baby and parenting book out there, with Ezra it was gaming guides (I'm an eclectic mix we like to call "crunchy geek"), and with Elle it has been fiction and cookbooks. In the last several weeks since she was born I've been through about 15 cookbooks from the library and I've also read City of Bones by Cassandra Clare, Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith and I'm most of the way through The Help by Kathryn Stockett.

I frequently check cookbooks out from the library to help me decide whether or not to add them to my collection, and Homemade Soda is winging its way to me as I type. I'm a little obsessed with syrups and homemade soda right now, and there are so many recipes in this book that we will use. I think Ender is just as excited about this new venture as I am.

Now, knitting as been a little slim here lately- between the baby, baseball season, canning, finishing up homeschool plans before we start back in July and my return to the studio this week, knitting has taken the back seat. I returned to the February Lady Sweater I cast on a week or two before Ellie was born and I'm almost through the yoke now- though knitting is only happening if Ellie happens to be sleeping during a baseball game and I can sneak in 30 minutes with my needles.


  1. It's so nice you have squeezed in the reading time while taking care of a little one. The knitting time will happen soon enough. Love the yarn!!

  2. I am in awe of everything you are juggling WITH a newborn! I don't think I get half so much done with a 2 1/2 year old!

  3. Wow! And I thought I read fast! ;-)

  4. I am like you! I not only read fast, I read a LOT when I have a newborn around. Good luck with the knitting... you'll get there!


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