Last yarn-along post, I mentioned that I was dreaming of reading out in the garden while the children played. Quietly. The playing out in the garden part has happened. Occasionally even the quietly, but reading Hard Times is not possible unless I want to read the same paragraph over and over for the next fortnight.
Ah well. Books I can dip into are more realistic. Stopping and starting to read about plant dyes works well. In fact re-reading certain parts is beneficial.
Knitting has been slow. I’ve only picked up the needles in the evening. We’ve spent most of our time living outside. The days have been bright. Even blue sky. The light is perfect for doing the fine work on my quilt applique instead. Make hay while the sun shines…..
I did pick up the wool to start my blanket border and then discovered that I hadn’t finished the last square. I’ve finished the chicks from last week.
Book choices have had a common theme. Ideas for children activities. Lots of science, crafting and maths! More about the activities in another post.
I thought it would be fun to include the books that the children are reading. AJ is reading her way through fiction based either on history or science at the moment. This week it is one by Lucy Hawking. BL has found a vintage book in her big sister’s bookshelf. The only word she couldn’t read was the little girl’s name, Deborah. TF, at four, looks through a lot of books, but last night’s bedtime story was Mickey’s Magnet, which I think is an excellent introduction to magnets.
Hop on over to Ginny‘s for more knitting and book yarns. I’ll be over once the children are tucked up in bed.
Books at top:
Goddesses: a World of Myth and Magic
Science Experiments (Thanks Liz for suggesting this one)
The Craft of Natural Dyeing
More Math Games and Activities from Around the World
How it Works Magazine
George and the Big Bang (George’s Secret Key to the Universe)
A Duck for keeps by Helen Kay
Mickey’s Magnet by Franklin Branley and Eleanor Vaughan