Wife, Mummy, Nurse: Reading and Knitting {Yarn Along}

13 July 2011

Reading and Knitting {Yarn Along}

Knitting Projects
and Reading
I have loved reading since I was a child.  When we moved to Pennsylvania, I was 10 years old and would stay up to all hours of the night reading.  My dad would often see my night light on at 1:00 AM when he would go to the bathroom.  He would pop his head into my remind, gently remind me what time it was, and say, "You need to get some sleep.  You have school in the morning."  I would say, "Can I finish reading this chapter?  I'm at a really good part and want to find out what happens."  Often he would let me, but come back 15-30 minutes later, still see the light on (I was at least 2-3 chapters further along), and take the book from me so I could sleep.  I still love to read and am in the summer reading program at the library.  Two of the many books I'm reading are The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding published by La Leche League International and Amistad: A Long Road to Freedom by Walter Dean Myers.

My two main knitting projects have to be completed for a baby shower this weekend.  They are a sleep sack designed by Minimalist Knitter (See Snug as a bug sleep sack) and a worm stuffed toy designed by Miriam L. Felton (See Joe the Worm).  I'll probably have about 2 more hours devoted to complete these projects.  Deadline is SATURDAY!!  Hopefully Charis will cooperate.  Pictures will be taken of the finished projects and posted.

Hop on over to Small Things Yarn Along to see what others are reading and knitting.


  1. Your conversation with your dad sounds just like the one's I had with mine.
    Loved reading your header and seeing that we share the same wedding anniversary...just many years apart. This year I will celebrate my 29th!

  2. How fun! I usually pulled the "one more chapter" trick out whenever I could, too.
    Good luck finishing your projects by Saturday. I want to pop back over and see the finished products. They sound both useful and adorable. :)