i'm still knitting on my garter stitch shawl, i took a few days knitting break from it. i'm following the pattern of the Rae, but this will not work out 100%. the problem is that the skein that i'm working with has 100 yards less than the pattern calls for.
hm, i have a few scraps left of the same yarn, which i will try to use up, but it will still not be enough. i've now started decreasing a little faster on the way back. it will give the shawl an asymmetrical look, but maybe i will be able to make it long enough for actually wrapping round my neck with the yardage that i have.
that above photo is such a typical glimpse into what a large part of my everyday life is about right now. although it's definitely more playing than knitting at the moment. now that i look at that random shot i realize how great it is that spencer never went for my knitting. i can just toss it anywhere and he'd just leave it. there are some library books in the photo too, one about how bread is made which i'm especially fond of, unfortunately it's not so popular with the little man, he prefers fire engine stories :(
i've also started making a little knitted nest, according to this pattern. if i don't like it as a nest or don't feel like knitting the eggs i was thinking i might felt it in the washing mashine and then put it on the window sill, where we keep all our little treasures and collections from our walks to the park.
as for the reading, at my bedside there is still Pioneer Women, which i am enjoying very much. it's amazing, what these women gave up, what they made work, how they made the best of what (very very little) they had to create a home and care for their families... it inspires me to do the same right now. to focus on the joys, on our day-to-day lives right now, on what is truly essential and what makes a home HOME, no matter what we might be wishing for for the future, it's the now that counts.
i'm joining Ginny's yarn along again this week. what are you knitting and reading? i'll try my best to stop by and visit you!