It's Wednesday; you know what to do, joining Ginny for yarn along.
It's been slow going. I have been working on these felted balls. They are actually quick knits once you get going and if you keep knitting. This week I am back on task. I finished knitting one ball and I am moving on to the second ball. The start-up process for the second one is not nearly as crazy as it was for the first. Thank goodness for that. Only three more to go. Hopefully I can swing it and get them all knitted this week so I can work on some other Easter projects.
As for books, I am still reading Just One Thing. This week the focus is on getting more sleep. I have always struggled with my night owl ways, so this will be a pretty big and I think, continual, challenge. I am also reading Living Simply with Children. This book is pretty handy and helps put family simplicity into action. There is also a section on advertising to and branding of children. It's disheartening to read how mainstream corporate culture attempts to turn children into unquestioning 'consumer units'.
On a much lighter and more pleasant note, we finished The Four-Story Mistake. What a delightful book. The children in this novel had the best adventures. I even learned some new things such as what is a 'caddis house'. The kids learned about Victory Gardens, crater lakes, and dapple greys. I enjoyed Elizabeth Enright's writing style immensely: "Like ghosts the children walked across the lawn on their bare feet. The moon was full. Above the damp grass hung a veil of mist, luminous with moonlight and spangled with fireflies." We are looking forward to starting the second book in the series as soon as it arrives at our library branch.
What are you reading and making this week?