Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Yarn Along


Just as abruptly as it started, my nesting seems to have run its course. There are still things to get done around here, but all in all, I have the feeling that were the baby to come today, it would be fine. With every passing day my body is simply telling me that it's time to settle in, to rest, to enjoy this special time with our family.We have a place for this little one to sleep (even if that's our bed), clothing thanks to the generosity of many friends, and so many loving arms to be passed between. What more does a baby need?

One of the absolute highlights of my day has been settling in for some special time with Zosia every afternoon or evening for some read aloud time. We've been thinking about the possibility of homeschooling in the future, and I love methods that are read aloud based-- partly because I have such fond memories of my mom reading books aloud to me when I was growing up. We just finished up Charlotte's Web, and it was a hit all around. I am so tickled by the fact that I get to re-read all of this amazing children's literature! Are there any recommendations for a second book?

Yesterday during Lily's "nap" (this child of mine hasn't napped in weeks, possibly even months, but spends an hour or so quietly playing in her crib), I realized we don't have any hats for this little one, and so I whipped up an Isaac Hat, which seemed appropriate not only because it's just adorable, but because Zosia has been lobbying hard for this baby to be named Isaac (note: while an adorable name, Ben and I have a favorite name of the hour of our own!). I grew up crocheting and haven't done a crochet project in years, but I loved it-- I love the flexibility of crocheting, and the fact that crocheting a hat somehow seems easier than knitting one on double pointed needles. And even though this is a summer baby who probably won't wear his hat for utility purposes until October (I sized it just a bit big), there is just nothing cuter than a newborn in a hat.

Be sure to check out Ginny's page for more yarn along! Such fun reading.

7 comments:

Sarah Jane said...

That's a great little hat, Adele. He'll love it come October. Glad you're settling in. Take care.

Nin-Carol said...

Hope your baby comes soon! The hat is so sweet.
Homeschooling is wonderful. Do think about it. We did - although my kids are in their late 20s, early 30s so now it's my granddaughters who are homeschooling. :)

Stopping in from yarn along. My link is http://blog.mymummyknits.com/yarn-along-20/

Melissa said...

I have a favorite book recommendation, Adele. It's a book about storytelling and reading to children- so full of fantastic!

It's called "Davin" by Dan Gordon and Zaki Gordon (father and son). I also happen to have an extra copy of it at home, that I'd be happy to find for you, if you're interested.

Pumpkin Pie Baby said...

Cute hat! We're in the middle of reading Charlotte's Web right now and I agree with you that it's such a treat to get to read these wonderful stories. Enjoy the rest of your pregnancy!

Emily@theNest said...

Adele, Charlottes Web is a perennial favourite in our home, I love that book! We are homeschooling and it is, without a shadow of doubt, our greatest blessing! Good luck! X

Adele said...

It's so great to get feedback both about read alouds and homeschooling! Melissa, I would love to borrow your book, if you have an extra around (and if not, I'll find it at the library). I feel like every family I talk to that loves homeschooling tips me that extra bit in that direction!

One and Doll said...

You to realize that Junia's middle name is Isaac...maybe Zosia is channeling some of this...