The Baktus scarf is nearing completion. It was originally going to be a gift for my mother, but I am thinking the geometric quality of the scarf and it’s very simple, clean lines, would make it a better gift for a dear friend from college.Â My mom will be getting a pattern more suited to her taste (as soon as I can finish it!).
It has been a very easy knit, but I kept putting it down to pick up more interesting WIPs, or I would have had it finished ages ago.Â Quite pleased with it, though, and am thinking of making one for myself in grey and cream stripes, instead of the vibrant Noro.
A few of our homeschooling books this week.Â We’re reading bits out of this book each day for a portion of our nature study.Â We’re also beginning to delve into Dickens again (seems we always do when the weather turns) with a few children’s books on his life, before startingÂ Oliver Twist later this month.
Ruth is just beginning Cornelia Funke‘s new book (well, it was just translated from German, so it’s new in the US), Ghost Knight.Â Fingers crossed it’s as good as some of her other books we’ve adored (… Igraine the Brave, Dragon Rider and Inkheart.)Â
This book is based on the Benedictine Rule of fixed-hour prayer from the sixth century.Â It has specific prayers for different times of day, and I have mostly been utilizing the evening ones after I put George down for the night, while Casey is reading bedtime stories to the big kids.Â The sections are concise, meditative, and uplifting.
Once again joining with Ginny for her Yarn Along today.