Joining Small Things for the Yarn Along today!
Last weekend we visited FDR’s Birthplace and Eleanor Roosevelt’s Home, both part of the National Park System. You can read more about it here. One of my favorite parts was in Eleanor Roosevelt’s home. Somehow they had a piece of her knitting in progress in the bag she used to carry it! The ranger giving us the tour didn’t seem to know much beyond that it was indeed Eleanor’s own knitting. It was impossible for me to read the bag as it was upside down but it is done in crewelwork. I wonder if she did that as well!
In the library at FDR’s home we also discovered a copy of the Burgess Bird Book for Children. Something I read to my day care kiddos and Maddie at snacktime. Maddie was thrilled and took a picture of that too!
Both perfect for the yarn along I thought.
In my own knitting I am working on a shawl that is very slow going. I need quiet and time to work on it. Both are often in short supply! So I also have a pair of socks that I am knitting from my favorite sock pattern, Getting Started Knitting Socks. This time its a pair for me! I am also waiting on needles to start Maddie’s sweater from the last yarn along. I ordered the wrong size the first time around. I am re-reading Pocketful of Pinecones because I love the story. Its a good one to get my creative juices flowing for the next school year!
What are you working on and reading?