Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Yarn Along: October 4


My, my, my. Wasn't I here a few weeks ago waxing about how I was just about to finish Lily's sweater? And here it is, still on the needles, albeit with a sleeve and a half more than where I left it. I guess knitting gets the backburner when life's little obstacles get in the way. But I am happy to report that after a couple of weeks of such little obstacles (sniffles, and long commutes, and the ever-present household chores), we are all feeling back in business. And even during those challenging couple of weeks I have made some progress, and it is close, oh so close to being done.

I'm going through Little House in the Big Woods, one chapter a day, with the two little girls, and we all love it and love to recount what we read to Ben at the dinner table. I really believe those books never get old, don't you think?

Oh, and I must add, I was sitting right there, beside the cute little baby and the knitting and the book the second before and after I snapped the photo: doesn't it look just a bit precarious? And you'll see the handiwork of two little "gardeners" who took out the dirt from the basil pots and did some planting of their own on our deck. I suppose God gives us rain for a reason.

Linking in with Ginny and friends at the Yarn Along today!

10 comments:

Aindrea said...

I got a little bit freaked out when I saw this photo and thought the needle was poking him in the head. Looks like such a cozy moment :)

Totally off topic, but I remember reading somewhere on your blog that you can make popcorn just in a pot on the stove. Are there any special directions or do you just throw some kernels in a pot until they're done? I'm interested!

Ellen said...

Sometimes that happens. You think you'll get more done in the following week and then pouf! Time escapes or is filled with other things. I'm sure it'll look great once completed.

www.theevolvinghomemaker.com said...

that photo sums up life. precarious. my deck usually looks the same, and that little cherub with knitting and reading besides is lovely...peaceful...

:)
jen

stormarela said...

What a beautiful picture of the life of a busy mom!

Kerry said...

You know how much I love the Little House books! I can't wait until a couple of years when I can read them over again to Nora!

Adele said...

Aindrea, about the popcorn, I usually warm about two tablespoons of oil over medium-high heat with a couple of kernels of corn in it in a large pot. When the kernels pop, I add a cup of corn kernels, cover, and shake it a few times a minute until the popping stop (which means the corn has all popped). Then we season it with some salt and butter. Good luck!

Adele said...

Kerry, I think that partly I just read those books because I love them so! We should start a Little House fan club. :-)

Swanski said...

I love this photo! The sweaters look fabulous. The one the baby is wearing and the one beside the baby!

Lisa said...

What a cute photo this is! Such a sweet looking baby.

Lori ann said...

i love this photo too, it's full of things to love.