Wife, Mummy, Nurse: The Lighthouse Keeper's Daughter #Knitting #YarnAlong

06 August 2014

The Lighthouse Keeper's Daughter #Knitting #YarnAlong

I have not been knitting as much recently. I choose to "blame it on":
1. Summertime. I'd rather be at the park with my son and daughter. 
2. My baby. Though, he's cute and cuddly.
3. My daughter. She constantly asks me to read to her. 

Charis LOVES the park. Yesterday, she wanted to show
mama and Justin how to drive.

On Sunday, I cast The Lighthouse Keeper's Daughter for the Summer Sweater Knit Along. I have had my eye on both the adult version and child version for awhile now. I decided to knit Charis's first, mainly out of selfishness; by knitting hers first, I find out if the yarn works {Knit Picks Comfy Worsted}, how it looks, plus what modifications I might want for mine.

I finished listening to The Murder of King Tut. It's supposedly a nonfiction work, but in reality, it's James Patterson's thesis on how King Tut was murdered. He does not back up his theory. Throughout the story, he goes back and forth from King Tut to Howard Carter. He wildly speculates on King Tut's life. Plus, Patterson is arrogant to think that after all these years, he was the one to finely discover and "prove" how King Tut died. Another thing I'm not thrilled about is how he has added in sex to keep people reading. I don't recommend this book, but if you think you still want to read it, click on the link above and buy it through Amazon {I'd get a small percentage of the amount you spend}.

Ready, Set, Skip! is a book Charis wanted to borrow from the library. It's a cute story about a girl who can do everything, except skip! Her mom comes up with a clever way to teach her to skip and at the end you see them skipping to school.

The Night Before Preschool, another book borrowed from the library per Charis's request, is a book that may help prepare young children for preschool. It reminded me too much of The Night Before Christmas poem, but that can make it quite catchy. Charis enjoyed the rhyming words. It pictures preschool as a fun place to be and in the end the boy who was withdrawn and a loner, enjoys his first day.

What are you reading and knitting?
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