Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Yarn Along

Welcome to the little Yarn Along post.  Here's what has been on my needles this last week.  To see some other inspiring projects and reads, you can find the master Yarn Along list at Ginny's blog.  It's a cute blog to visit too.

I haven't gotten too far with my reading.  It won't take long to finish this reader for Silje school next year.  I just spent some time organizing her school books and was surprised how huge some of her readers are.  I know I purchased for her the 4-5th grade readers, and I have no doubts that she can read them.  It's just dawning on me that I won't be able to read all of them before school starts.  They're so much longer than last year's (thank goodness!) and I may not be able to keep up with what she is reading and will have to rely on the "notes" that Sonlight gives me.  Oh well.  There are worst things.

David has been needing some more one on one time lately so I started reading aloud to him Stuart Little.  I was planning on saving that as a read aloud for him for kindergarten this next year, but when do I follow my plan anyway?  He seems to need this time with me now, and so this fall I'll have to find a new read aloud book for him.  I've never read a book this "hard" to him before and although he is following along and understanding the story, I think he likes snuggling with me on the recliner more than the book itself. 

Since we spent some more time at the lake, I got a chance to get a lot done on the "Dirk" sweater.  I tried it on Elias to make sure the head and arm holes are big enough.  I love top down knitting!  It's supposed to be a very masculine looking boy sweater.  I'm sure Elias will like it when it is done.  For now he hated that the circular needle was still in and it was very much unfinished.  I'm planning on making up the pattern in several boy sizes, so David will probably end up with one too.  This is just the prototype.

Don't worry, buddy.  It will look and feel much better when it is done.

He'll like it...eventually.

So, anyone want to suggest a caption for this lovely photo of my Elias in his unfinished sweater?

15 comments:

Lisa said...

"Daddy, will you explain it to her?"

Sheila said...

"I'm 2 and I will scowl if I want to!"

Singing Pilgrim said...

"Is Mommy crazy? Can't she see this isn't a WHOLE sweater?"

Kathy said...

"You are going to knit the rest of it, right?"

I'm also reading a lot in preparation for the homeschooling year, in addition to doing reading of my own. I always enjoy the back-to-school preparations -- I hope you have a wonderful school year!

Anonymous said...

Elias doubtfully surveyed the half-done sweater with a "knitted" brow.

Jen said...

Not sure what he's thinking, but the look on his face is pricless. ;-)

Theresa said...

Oh, very sweet, he looks so perplexed. I've never tried top down knitting, your jumper looks great. I had no idea Stuart Little was a book, perhaps it's just not popular in th UK.

Heidi said...

I thought this was going to be like a warrior vest...not a belly shirt.

angelica said...

I LOVE how the sweater is working up. Please let me know when you finish the pattern. I have a little boy who is desperately in need of a "manly" sweater. :)

stitchandpurl said...

Haha, my son makes that exact same face when I make him try on half finished projects!

www.theevolvinghomemaker.com said...

"She's not going to make me wear this out is she?"

lol...at least not yet! I love the title of your blog, so great. My first time visiting!

:)
Jen

Alisa said...

I'm also preparing for the new school year! Love your sweater and I'm sure he will look great in it when it's complete!!

house full of jays said...

"She said this is masculine?! My tummy is showing!"

I love the sweater so far - I'm excited to see it finished, too, Elias!

Stacy said...

I love that sweater! Love the browns and garter yoke. It's great!

Cynthia said...

What an expression! The sweater is looking great and I can't wait to see the finished product. Maybe he'll like it more when it doesn't have needles still in it. :)