Joining Ginny today.
I promised I would start early, but then came The Penguin and life in general. I am almost at peace with the fact that a fast knitter I am not. So the kiddos end up receiving their knitted hearts this morning. I stuffed them and put a small bell inside, 'cause I like the jingle jingle. I used Martha's pattern. I must say it took me forever to figure out certain part of the pattern where you cut the yarn, weaved through the back and then rejoined. It's easy, but I must have been really, really tired. This knitted heart process serves as all the more evidence that I am a pretty visual learner. I am super psyched with this project though. It was very quick, once my brain got unstuck, and quite satisfying. I can even see making some hearts to applique onto something or other in the future. Loveliness.
As for books, I am reading the chapter on slowing down in Just One Thing. The more I slow down, the more I realize I am not a rushy-rushy person. I used to get a thrill out of running hither and thither. Now it's just 'meh'. I do like having things to do, but I don't like being/feeling rushed while doing them. We are still reading Heart and Soul and Our White House. Helena perused Ten Amazing People in search of an inspirational subject for her biography project. Nothing new right now until we finish Heart and Soul-just trying to keep it simple. Speaking of which the author/illustrator has an exhibit at the Eric Carle museum, so we are going to try to get up there to see it. Kadir Nelson's work is gorgeous, so if you can get to the exhibit, you won't be disappointed.
So what are you making and reading this week?