Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Yarn Along: Little Sweater, Little Poems

I am working on another yoked sweater. A very small one this time for a new little extended family member. I'm going to make a matching bonnet as well. I love knitting little sweaters, not only are they cute, I find them a good way to understand techniques. I can how it all comes together much faster when knitting for a little person!

Sketching and then coloring the Jesse Tree ornaments contines to be so much fun. I love going over the scripture passages and then finding a way to represent them in art. How lovely and soothing the act of creating is!

I finished Middlemarch and I liked it despite the fact that I was not as impressed by Ladislaw as I think I was supposed to be. I was not convinced that he was right for Dorothea.And I didn't feel like I knew him well enough to be convinced.

Of I the couples in Middlemarch, Fred and Mary were certainly my favorite. They would be, my husband and I are high school sweethearts! Following their story was a lot of fun.

I love that Middlemarch was so much about married people. So many books end with marriage but this one kept going, for better or for worse. It made me think productively about my own marriage and I am thankful for that.

The book in my photo is an old used book of children's poetry, Here, There, and Everywhere by Dorothy Aldis. My kids and I have been having a blast reading the poems over! She has such delightful humor and good insight into how children think. Her other poetry books are definitely going to the top of my wishlist!

I will be sharing this on Small Things and Frontier Dreams.

 

 

14 comments:

  1. Beautiful sweater! I love the color! Your ornaments are coming along nicely for your Jesse Tree!

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  2. I LOVE Middlemarch, although I agree that Will is somewhat too moody and broody for my tastes. But perhaps Dorothea's positive ardor will have a good effect on his dour ardor.
    I could go on and on about how much I love that book, but I will not clutter up your blog with my ramblings. I do love Fred and Mary, though. I will say that I first read the book as a single college girl and recently reread it as a woman married 5 years, and it even more beautiful and bittersweet now.

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    1. Jenny, i love hearing your thoughts on Middlemarch. I could talk about literature for hours on end very happily so don't be shy :-).

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  3. What a sweet little sweater. The matching bonnet will finish it off perfectly!

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    1. Thanks so much, ilove bonnets too :-).

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  4. What a sweet pattern :) Love the textured stitch on the yoke

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    1. The textured stitch on the yoke is why I picked it. It is seed and garter. I am always surprised at how great something so simple as the seed stitch makes tngs look!

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  5. I love the bright blue of the sweater - I think children look so lovely in bright colors. And I love your Jesse Tree sketches! They're so clearly thoughtful and lovely.

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    1. What lovely complimnets, thank you!

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  6. I have never read Middlemarch but I'm very happy to read your thoughts about it here. It does seem unusual to find a story that continues in past marriage and I can see why as a married person, it would be appreciated.
    Your yoked sweater looks great, love the blue!

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    1. Thanks so much and I hope that you enjoy Middlemarch!

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  7. What a beatuifu blue yarn, I love the pattern too. I love the novels of George Eliot I have read most of them.

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    1. Thank you! I was wanting to read more George Eliot but unsure of where to go from here. Any suggestions?

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