Rainbows are my favorite colorway to spin into yarn (maybe you've noticed?), so when I saw this roving in Friends in Fiber's shop I just had to purchase it. It's a lovely BFL wool blended with a small amount of silk. Blue Face Leicester is an easy wool to spin as it drafts so effortlessly; good for us beginners. It spun up into a DK weighted yarn with about 215 yards total. When I purchased the roving it was definitely an impulse buy (have I mentioned how deary this winter has been?) so I had no plans for what pattern to knit. I use cowls more than any other knitted item I make so I decided to go with my favorite cowl pattern by Antonia Shankland "Honey Cowl." This will be my 4th one to date( I did at least give one to my mother.)
Since, I'm joining in with Ginny's Yarn Along (late again, sigh) I thought I would show you my current book: Pam Lariccha's Free to Learn: five ideas for a joyful unschooling life. We've been on quite a roller coaster ride this first year of homeschooling my son Sam jumping from curriculum to curriculum. With each switch we'd start out strong then run into a wall were cooperation wasn't happening. Then I started hearing words I dreaded like "I hate math" and "I don't want to read". Ack! Slam on the brakes! We weren't sure where to go to next until we ran into Sandra Dodd's Unschooling website. She talks a lot about how learning really happens everywhere and going with your child's interest will teach them what they need to know for their life. So, we've backed off and are "deschooling" right now while Dan and I read, read, and read about this new to us philosophy.