I am joining in with Ginny of the blog, Small Things, to share the books we are currently reading and what is on my needles. These are for sure two of my favorite things to do - read and knit! As we move into the cozy season of spending time inside by the woodstove, both pursuits become more possible.
My bedside book is My Name is Mary Sutter, by Robin Oliveira. This is such a good book - about a midwife set at the beginning of the Civil War who longs to be a doctor when it was unthinkable for women to do so.
I have decided to make a commitment to spending an hour before bed, in the living room knitting for family. I don't think I actually ever sit down for more than five minutes at a time except for meals. When I do sit down on the couch, the children often ask me if I am feeling all right. So, I think during these dark, cold nights, it is time to take time to sit and knit with my family close by. While I have many projects on many sets of needles going on at once (too many for sure to keep a clear mind), the one I have pictured above is a scarf for our son Nolan for Christmas. I am just knitting the garter stitch using a wool blend yarn in colors to match his winter coat. Simple enough to even knit while reading!
Warm wishes, Tonya