This sleeve on the arm of a friend at the Angel Choir practice, last Monday morning, was just so pretty that I could not resist. The stripes are from the elbow until about halfway down the forearm.
Thus, I went online...
And bought some pretty colors.
It will be enough to make at least three sweaters with stripey sleeves. Her sweater had red trim at the bottom edge, as well as around the edges of the sleeves and at the neckband. I used the bright turquoise that I originally bought to make Pocoyo hats for the boys, but we won't be needing those this year.
And then I also bought myself these teeny little 12 inch circular needles. I feel very silly knitting with them, you almost have to hold them between thumb and forefinger, and I am not sure they save me any time. I actually like knitting with double points, and if I do not get used to these soon I think I will go back to them.
As I am still slugging through A Canticle for Leibowitz, I thought I should document some of the books that my fifth grader has been reading this year. (Many are only e-books, so I could not capture all of them.) These were for "school", she can choose anything she likes to read over week-ends or when her book for the week is done.
The books on the left are those that she has to read before the end of the school year. She loves reading and reads very fast, with incredible recall, so we decided that this year we will simply let her read as much as possible, keeping book reports simple and focusing on exposure to literature rather than on reporting and analysis.
And this was just this morning, under the old oak tree.
I am linking to Ginny's yarn along, soon I will figure out how to add that button...