For Ginny's Yarn Along this week, I whipped up a few pockets after seeing Lori's post. I chose some watery blues and greens, both bright and muted. All Cascade wool. You might recognize a few of the colors from other projects. What a fun little distraction this project provided: quick and wonderful knowing that they'll be going to a good cause.
The knitting portion was easy, but the crochet portion? Stinky. My daughter knows how to crochet and taught herself. I do not. Yes, a single chain and edging wasn't too difficult, but weaving in the ends proved a bit challenging. Oh well. They're made with a little sprinkling of love and care. Did you join in too?
Reading has been simply browsing through some new homeschool books (when I really should first finish my other school books for this year!). I'm excited about using Artistic Pursuits with my two younger boys next year. Funny, I went to art school but found in our homeschool journey, that art was/is often pushed to the side for other must-do's. I reasoned with myself (with pride I might add, ugh!) that "I could teach them that...why do I need a program?" or "yuck, I dislike the drawings/artwork in this curriculum, so I'll just make up my own"...
Well, art (vs crafts) simply didn't get done unless we were in a co-op or someone else was teaching the course. This year, I hope to use Artistic Pursuits. It teaches the elements of art in simple ways, includes art history and art appreciation as well as exercises and finished projects to work towards. I've also been scouting the internet for some interesting videos to demonstrate the art elements as well as using some art books we already own. Throw in more picture studies, and It should be fun. Have you used the program? Likes/dislikes?
So what are you knitting and reading this week?