Yarn Along

The following post is by editor Kara Fleck.

This week”s Wednesday post is going to look a little different than usual.  I wanted to join in with Ginny of the lovely blog Small Things and share what I”m reading and what I”m knitting this week in the Yarn Along link up.

As my ten year old daughter Jillian has also picked up her knitting needles again recently, she wanted to share with you what she is knitting and reading as well.

Yarn along

Like Ginny, books are knitting are some of my favorite things.  It makes me so happy that they are some of my childen”s favorite things as well.  Yes, even knitting!  My ten year old has been knitting for just about half of her life now and my five and almost four year olds have been learning how to finger knit.  We like to make fiber a family affair.

What Jillian is knitting and reading

Knitting – a tie for her Daddy.  This was her idea, after taking a look at a necktie in the book Knits for Nerds.  She isn”t quite ready for the two color knitting the pattern calls for, but she is doing some textured knitting, alternating rows of stockinette stitch and garter stitch.

Reading – Jillian is reading comic books right now.  She has discovered that she can read comics and knit at the same time, so that is how I usually find her in her free moments these days:  a For Better or For Worse comic book open on her lap and knitting in her hands.  I love this kid!

 What I am knitting and reading

Knitting – I”ve started some fingerless mitts for myself.  I don”t often knit things for myself, but I have been going through a pretty high pressured season of life and I felt like it was time to do something nice for myself and knit for me for a change.

The mitts I”m especially enjoying, as they are part of a gratitude knit along I”m participating in and there is a positive thought or thankful prayer in every stitch.  My hands do a lot during the day.  I thought they deserved an extra special treat.  The pattern is Gothy Guantlets, though I prefer to think of them as part of my Super Mama gauntlets.

Reading – I have a large stack of books on my nightstand, now that my reading mojo seems to have returned after baby Mia”s birth last August.  However, all of the books I”m currently reading have been abandoned after Spirit-Led Parenting by Megan Tietz and Laura Oyer arrived in the mail.  I cannot put this book down.

Oh, how I wish I had had something like this during my first year of mothering!  As it is, this mother of four is finding so much in the pages of this book that has me nodding my head in agreement as I read along. If you”re a new mom or an expecting mother in my life, you”re probably going to be seeing a copy of this book as a present from me.

If you are looking for more knitting inspiration, or to add some titles to your library list, hop over to Small Things and the Yarn Along link up. I”ll see you there!

I”d love to know what you and your kids are reading and creating? Drop me a line in the comments and share.

Don”t forget about the Simplify Your Family Life ebook sale going on this week.  This is a terrific opportunity to pick up some really helpful ebooks for an amazing price! The sale ends at 8am on Friday morning.


About Kara

Kara Fleck is the editor of Simple Kids. She is a small town mama, writer, knitter, bookworm, and hooligan. Kara lives in Indiana with her husband Christopher and their four children Jillian, Max, Lucy, and Amelia. You can find more of her writing at KElizabethFleck.com.

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  1. I love the yarn along! You can see in my post that I am still working on a sweater dress for my daughter. It has been slow going, especially with the beautiful weather we have been having lately…the garden has been calling! And I am starting to make my way through all those lovely e-books! As well as a couple others :-)
    Heather´s latest post: so close!

  2. Oooh, love the gratitude knit a long. But I love that yarn! What is it?

  3. I love that your daughter is knitting and reading at the same time.
    Steph´s latest post: Letting Our Kids Disagree

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