Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Knitting and Reading

Last night after a very busy day, I sat down and cast on a hat - the pattern was in the new issue of Taproot which arrived the day before.  Of course, I converted the pattern to use straight needles which will mean sewing up the back, but that is ok.  The yarn is really soft, some I found at a Habitat Humanity Restore for 25 cents.

After reading about Renee referring to this book many times, I finally purchased a copy.  There is much to think about and it will take time for me to go through it again and again, discuss it with Mike, and put some of the suggestions into action.  It is about not being on the conveyor belt but instead raising children who have the ability to be leaders no matter what they do with their life.  It is not about trying to achieve status either that is not the focus.  I hope to share more.

For the younger years, the authors suggest it is most important for us as parents, to be learning all the time and to share the excitement with our children.  This will in turn spread the joy of learning to them.  This seems like common sense, but I know I can do better at talking to my children about what excites me.

Joining in with Ginny today.


  1. the hat looks great! What is the yarn you are using?

    1. Hi Erin,
      I think the yarn is alpaca - it is so soft. Can you believe I got if for just 25 cents at one of the Habitat for Humanity's Restore?

  2. That is a book I have been thinking about buying for some time as well. Maybe it will go on my Christmas wish list this year :-)

  3. I could not agree more that sharing the fun and excitement of lifelong learning with one's children is a key component of developing their own attitudes towards life, including the lifelong growth of the Christian walk. I think you are doing a great job of that already. The children see you reading new books every week, and learning new skills all the time, such as care of the goats, which you tried even tho' it made you a bit nervous. Pat yourself on the back, Momma!

  4. What a great bargain - I can't wait to get my copy of Taproot in the post xx

  5. such a pretty shade of blue...your hat will be adorable!