I am halfway through the final repeat of chart D on my Leaves of Grass blanket, and it is getting big. Not quite as big as I would like for a blanket yet, but I figure the rest of the chart plus edging will add quite a bit. I have not quite kept to my goal of six rows a day. Life just doesn't always allow for that, but I am knitting a bit on it daily. Logistically, knitting it is becoming a bit trickier. The blanket has surpassed carry along knitting status and moved squarely into sitting on the couch knitting. I did pick up a sock for a carry along project. I haven't done much on it though. I am trying hard to focus on the blanket and my self-imposed deadline. The goal for finishing is still by the first week of March. I don't think I am delusional yet.
I picked up a stack of knitting books from the library today. They are all by Alice Starmore. I am intrigued to read a bit by this author especially her information on fair isle and intarsia knitting. I am slowing making my way through the last few hours of the Coming Home audiobook. It is still very good; I am just not finding time this week. I did start The Enchanted April as well, but am still early into it. It is about two women who decide to rent an Italian castle for a month. Eamon finished his book from last week. He has been reading a lot of comics as well as various chapter books (he reads quickly and often finishes a book a day). Our family read aloud switched to The Island of Adventureby Enid Blyton. We are a few chapters into it, and the kiddos really like it. Our favorite picture books this week are At Our House,Zen Shorts, Zen Ties and a pile of Elsa Beskow books. Phew! There has been a whole lot of reading. We really like having a library within walking distance and often visit it more than once in a week.
For those of you Knitting Along with Ginny, what are you reading and knitting this week?