02 October 2013

Knitting


It's funny how some weeks I knit lots and others practically nothing, that has been the case for me these past two weeks.  The 'lots' of knitting was in part due to two long car journeys to visit my parents, I mananged to knit up a pair of slippers one in each direction!  These were knit for my nephew for Christmas, I am now wondering whether they will fit him by then, his feet have grown a whole size since I last saw him, if he carries on growing they will be too small.  I may give these to my eldest and knit my nephew another bigger pair, oh these children who grow.  I have knit nothing much since until yesterday when I cast on another pair and have knit most of the sole.  I have also been knitting a wristwarmer and a few rows of a sleeve on a jumper for my youngest, in between times.

I have not been reading much lately either, writing this I am wondering what I have been doing!  I have been dipping in and out of Free to Learn an introduction to Steiner education.  I have read about several different types of education recently including Charlotte Mason and Montessori, we don't really have a particular style or method to our home education and it is always interesting to read about the different methods and how they work in practice.  I pick and choose the bits that I like the sound of and that might work for us!

7 comments:

  1. You work hard and those children grow... :) Love the blue/purple colour.

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  2. Same here; we're learning to pick out the parts of different theories that work for our littlies, such fun :)

    I have the same problem when knitting for my god-daughter...she grows like nobody's business! Lovely colours you are working with at the moment x

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  3. Free to Learn is a great book! I love the wrist warmer/extender idea. I read a book where they kept the ends of wool socks and sewed to the wrists of coats to extend the life. Will have to put that on my to do list.

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  4. What a lovely colour yarn. We home educated too, in an eclectic fashion. I think that's the best way - take the bits that suit your family.

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  5. Reading for me is often "dipping into" as you called it -- a wonderful way to describe it! I, too, have gotten lots accomplished by knitting in the car of late. :)

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  6. Lovely projects! It's difficult to knit/crochet for a kid when he is growing, good luck with the slippers.

    Here's my WIP: http://mibruno.com/en-proceso-109/

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  7. Oh how lovely warm - home made slippers. Kids do seem to grow when you're not looking, so it's good of you to even attempt handknits for them!

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