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~ Two of my favorite things are knitting and reading, and the evidence of this often shows up in my photographs. I love seeing what other people are knitting and reading as well. So, what are you knitting or crocheting right now? What are you reading? Take a photo and share it either on your blog or on Flickr. Leave a link below to share your photo with the rest of us! ~ Ginny at small things
Good morning …. a brisk (57-degrees) and clear morning at that. Indeed, a very good morning.
This week has been filled with lots of wonderful, exciting, entertaining events:
- Thursday, we had a couple of Kit’s friends over to do some crafts for the upcoming Mary’s Shelter Craft Bazaar on Nov 9th. The girls are doing a fabulous job creating all different types of things for folks to buy to help this shelter. The girls’ enthusiasm to help is infectious!
- Friday, worked with the kids all morning … then headed out to work at Dog House Yarns for the afternoon … then off to Confirmation rehearsal with Kit
- Saturday was a big day: Kit’s reception of the Sacrament of Confirmation. Kotch came down from Alexandria and we had a wonderful family- and faith-filled day.
- Sunday, after 0730 Mass, I headed down to Montpelier Station for the 26th Annual Fall Fiber Festival and Montpelier Sheep Dog Trials. I helped in the Spring Gate Farm booth and demo’ed knitting in the afternoon. I was quite pleased with my ribbons (and the vendor-donated prizes) for my three entries in the highly competitive Skein/Garment Competition.
- Monday, Feasts of Our Lady of the Rosary and Our Lady of Victory, was a day of rest until rehearsal in the evening for Meshuggah-nuns, the current musical LoW Players are putting-on. Kit and HotRod are in the chorus.
- Tuesday was dh’s 61st birthday and we had a wonderful time getting the house ready to surprise him when he got home from work … check out the recipe for the triple-chocolate torte: it is an amazing cake! So with all that going on, I haven’t gotten much knitting done — finished a Cowl for Winter Walks for a Rav swap and am continuing on the cabled piece. On my reading stand are books for doing more in our homeschool: we’re going to read a retelling of Beowulf (once they know the story, then we’ll read the original) – this version by James Rumford is very well-done.
I’m also trying to get more creativity included in our days; not so much crafty stuff as tinkering or engineering aspects. The books you see in the picture are getting me really charged up about this:
These books are particularly good for sparking HotRod’s interest … what boy doesn’t love to tinker … make … create … invent … play?
So what’s on your needles and reading table? Wanna come play ….