I am still slowly working on my Helena sweater for Phoebe. Haven't made too much progress since last week, but since I am not totally excited about knitting another sweater right now, I sort of figured that would happen. Plus, life has been getting in the way of knitting these days. I am looking for a quicker knit to start up, maybe a simple hat for me for our summer camping trips, but I haven't taken much time to think about it or to chose a pattern. Although, funny thing, I had a dream last night that I was knitting myself a very simple hat, not from a pattern, so maybe that is a sign?Maybe I just need something I don't have to think much about, something that my hands can take over while giving my brain a rest?
On the reading front, I am still slowly absorbing Paul Hawken's Blessed Unrest. I just can't seem to make much headway because I keep running into other things that I need to read more urgently. Still making my way through The Urban Homestead, which has been perfect to bring while I have been teaching Finn's preschool. In those rare moments where all is quiet, I am sometimes able to get through a page or two, and since the book is divided into very small sections, it works perfectly.
I have also started (and have been devouring) Raising Your Spirited Child. Just like when I read The Highly Sensitive Child, I am finding that this book explains Finn so exactly-- all of his 'quirks' and things that make him different from other children, yet still completely normal. It is nice to be able to know that I am not the only one out there dealing with these same issues. And, last night, Finn and I started to read The Inventions of Huge Cabret. It is the book that the film Huge was based off of, and it is a book unlike any I have seen. Lots of pictures, but also words. It does make the book go by very quickly. Finn and I read almost 80 pages before bed last night!
What are you reading? What are you knitting?
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