I was in the mood for an easy project that didn’t require a lot of thought or concentration. A pair of ribbed socks for Gabe seemed like the perfect project. Plus, it was a small project and it has been too hot to sit comfortably with a pile of wool in my lap. I had planned on sticking to small knits for this very reason until the weather cools off, but once I read about the Summer Sweater Knit Along on the Very Shannon site, I couldn’t resist participating. Aside from the weekly Yarn Along that I occasionally join on Ginny’s site, I have never participated in a Yarn Along that has an actual start and end date. I think this will motivate me to finish the project in a timely manner (6-ish weeks). I find that accountability to others is a great motivator for me. The KAL starts tomorrow, but I only just ordered my yarn, so I don’t even have a swatch knitted or blocked. Not the best way to start my first KAL but hopefully it doesn’t put me too far behind everyone else.
I don’t have a photo of the book itself (because I forgot to take one), but I’m currently reading the third edition of A Well-Trained Mind, which really gives an in-depth look into the Classical Education method. Sam will begin preschool this year and while I don’t think I will use any formal curriculum this year, I have been doing some reading and researching online to try to narrow down which homeschooling path we will follow over the next few (or many) years. Unschooling is too lax for my taste and while I like certain elements of the Waldorf method, I don’t think it’s for us. I’m only a few chapters in, but I am really enjoying it so far; it has an abundance of information and it’s easy to follow. It’s quite thick, my biggest challenge will be finding the time to finish it before its due back at the library.
love those socks and the color…gorgeous! Can I ask where you got the pattern. I’m knitting a fast drop stitch scarf…like you… something quick and easy in the hot summer months is where its at! Just found your blog! Will continue to read. thanks!
Hi Jeanette, I’m so glad you enjoy the blog, and thanks for the compliments. You can’t go wrong with a basic sock. The pattern was a gift from my mom years ago when I was just learning how to knit. She gave it to me when I wanted to learn to knit socks. You can find the name of the pattern on my Ravelry page (link below), but it seems that it isn’t available online, only in print from local yarn shops. Perhaps you could call your LYS and ask if they carry it or can order it for you? Let me know if this yields any results.