I am still reading the Well Trained Mind. I am enjoying it, but I feel a bit overwhelmed with all the information. I wish I had purchased a copy so that I could highlight important sections, which seems to occur practically every other page. I doubt the library will appreciate me returning the book covered in pink highlighter ink.
Yesterday I received my Biggo Yarn from Knit Picks and knit up a swatch for my Inland sweater. The yarn is very soft and plush. I’ve never knit with a nylon/merino wool blend and I’m curious as to whether or not the nylon will lesson the chance of pilling as I suspect it will.
Now that I have my gauge worked out, I will try to cast on today. I haven’t knit a sweater for myself in over five years. I tend to shy away from big projects if I am knitting for myself. It feel too, I don’t know, indulgent. I think of the cost of the yarn and all the hours spent making something from which only I would benefit and it just seems selfish. But that’s silly. I should be able to enjoy a hand knit sweater just like the rest of my family enjoys their hand knit items. Right? Of course, right. (Name that movie.)
Oh yes! By all means!! Enjoy knitting your sweater and enjoy wearing it.
I have had the same experience with thinking that the library would probably not appreciate my returning a well-highlighted book to them. 🙂
Thank you, Deborah. I am about halfway done with the collar and I’m loving it already. And it’s nice to know other people enjoy highlighting as much as I do!
I think that yarn looks gorgeous. Such a rich Autumnal colour. You totally deserve to knit for yourself. Look forward to seeing it take shape.
Thank you, Tania. I am in love with the color. A “Fall” look was what I was going for. I’ll post more pics as I progress. Thanks for visiting!
Looks like a beautiful yarn 🙂
Thank you, Suzy Mae. It really is!
Absolutely! Looks like gorgeous yarn!
I am on my second copy of the Well Trained Mind since I had to get the updated version. We love the whole education laid out in it and have been using it since my daughter was in kindergarten. Enjoy!
Hi Jennifer, I have been hearing great things about this book since I first started researching homeschooling years ago. It’s been such an informative read and I love how they list the recommended curriculums/programs at the end of the chapters. It’s good to know other people have had success with the book. Happy homeschooling!
Absolutely nothing wrong with being selfish – I am all the time with my knitting! It’s the only way I treat myself. The yarn looks lovely.
Thank you, Lucy, I really like the color as well. It just screams Fall doesn’t it?