Wife, Mummy, Nurse: Rainbow Longies {An Update} #YarnAlong

14 October 2015

Rainbow Longies {An Update} #YarnAlong

I finished knitting the right leg on my son's rainbow longies, and I'm about halfway through knitting the left leg.

I am still working on nursing CEUs, so I'm not reading anything new. A few library books I've read to Charis (and enjoyed) are:

Baa, baa, black sheep by Jane Cabrera
This book threw me for a loop. My daughter and I expected it to be the usual "Baa, baa, black sheep song", but it was not. Though, the chorus remained the same. The wooly, black sheep keeps giving the little girl more of his wool to knit various animals and characters from nursery rhymes. At the end of the song, the sheep's coat is gone, and he is left shivering. The girl knits him a sweater, so he can be warm. Overall, I enjoyed this book, but at times, it seemed like the sheep's response did not fit the meter of the tune. It was almost as if the author was forcing too many words into the song.

Playful Pigs from A to Z by Anita Lobel
This is basically another alphabet book. Despite the vehement disdain for this book on Goodreads, I actually enjoyed it. The letters are paired with a pig and an activity starting with the same letter. Some of the words are more advanced than other books I read to my daughter, but I am fine with it. How else is she going to learn more words? I get frustrated when people think, "This is for a child, so I need to dumb it down."

A Good Knight's Rest by Shelley Moore Thomas
I found this book more interesting than my daughter. I completely understood how the Good Knight felt (as I'm sure any other mother could). He was beat, tired, exhausted, and needed to relax, but three dragons were pulling the knight in every direction. Eventually, the knight snaps (like this mom sometimes does). The dragons step up and help the knight to get the rest he needs.

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  1. Those are looking sooooo cute! I never knitted for my kids when they were little which I regret now that they love their home knits so much! It's more than just clothing its tangible evidence of love. :)

  2. Oh dear, that picture of one little chubby rainbow leg! It's just adorable!!

  3. The uncovered chubby leg is adorable, too! Rainbow leggings are going to look terrific.