Monday we woke to snow, a good 5 inches or so, when all was said and done. Snow cream was had by the fire (though it had a fair bit of sleet, so that wasn't such good eats, but they were adamant.), lots of reading and gameplay -- and best of all, Papa got to stay home with us!
Kind of nice :)
Today was all about the ice.
We got Papa another day, so waffles were started, game boards out. :)
I finished my first knitting project of the year! I have very little yarn left in my stash, but I have been holding on to these not-quite-two balls of Noro Kureyon. They were given to me some time back, and I am so glad I didn't get rid of it!
I made an entrelac scarf using 2 balls of Noro Silk Garden back when I worked at the yarn shop in town (my most loved paying job ever!). I I made one, and that will be the only one I make :)
I searched high and low for a pattern that would work for this yarn, and settled on this fella. I made a red Bandana Cowl for HR years ago and it's right on with what I want: easy, functional and would work with this yarn in a way that is fun, but not (in my opinion) tacky. It's a fun piece, and while it looks more like something my 6 yo would wear, I totally want to rock it as well!
This is pre-blocking, and this might be how it goes. I am terrible at blocking, mostly because I rarely have the space to pin my projects down where smallish feet won't trod.
Karen, at Books and Chocolate has a reading challenge up to read 12 books in 2016, and I intend to meet that challenge!
Since we use Ambleside Online for our formal education, and it uses classic literature, I plan to pull mainly from Years 5-8. (MG is in Year 8 and EK is in Year 5)
1. A 19th Century Classic - Emma, by Jane Austen 2. A 20th Century Classic - Mere Christianity, C.S. Lewis 3. A classic by a woman author - Unknown to History: Captivity of Mary of Scotland, by Charlotte Yonge. I also have A Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck on my shelf...
4. A classic in translation. I, Promessi Sposi (The Betrothed) by Alessandro Manzoni 5. A classic by a non-white author. Up From Slavery, by Booker T. Washington 6. An adventure classic - Maybe a Mark Twain title - Tom Sawyer? Huck Finn? Treasure Island, by Robert Louis Stevenson? 7. A fantasy, science fiction, or dystopian classic. Utopia (which MG has already read.) or 1984 by George Orwell 8. A classic detective novel. The Innocence of Father Brown by G. K. Chesterton 9. A classic which includes the name of a place in the title. A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, by Mark Twain 10. A classic which has been banned or censored. I will either read To Kill A Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, or Paradise Lost, by John Milton 11. Re-read a classic you read in school (high school or college). Animal Farm, by George Orwell 12. A volume of classic short stories. I am still working on this. My first thought is O. Henry, but I am not sure what else is out there. Anyone else out there accepting the challenge?