I'd like to say I'm reading some incredibly witty totally enthralling book, but alas I cannot. Lately, I am spending my nights reading and re-reading the curriculum we chose to educate our 7 year old son . It comes from here and is based in the Waldorf methodology. It is in itself a very interesting read, don't get me wrong, but sometimes I feel a bit lost in the cosmos of Waldorf schooling. Some aspects of it come very naturally to me and other are a bit confounding. I'm beginning to see why so many homeschoolers label themselves as "eclectic", taking bits and pieces from many sources, as it's hard to make everything in a single curriculum work for your child. It's our first year homeschooling and there is much to learn for both Sam and I, so I think I will be spending much more time with this "book' for the foreseeable future.
On the fiber side of my life I am knitting up a pair of mittens for myself. I just finished a pair for my mom to match her mother's day hat (photos to come soon) and I thought I would do the same for mine. What? You don't knit yourself hats for mother's day? You totally should; it's a good tradition. The pattern for the mittens is a simple one and I don't know whose it is or where I got it from, but I use it every year around this time. I'm enjoying knitting with two circulars instead of double pointed needles as it seems to have taken care of my "ladder" problems that I was experiencing before on my first attempt. The yarn is some handspun of my own, which I thankfully made enough of, and is a mix of BFL, alpaca, domestic wool and silk. It's really scrumptious and squishy.
That's all for now. Joining in with Ginny for Yarn Along.