Still… Going… On… And…. On… And…. On… I had intended to have it done by my birthday this weekend but… uhhhh, no. Not happening.
It is partly my fault, or rather: it is all my fault. I decided to lengthen my Meritance from the sensible hip length cardi it is patterned as into a Long-Cardigan-of-Epic-Proportions (LCOEP). This thing reaches almost my knees. At 5’9″ that is no mean feat. Naturally I got bored half way through and finished two other knitted projects I have yet to share. Then on top of all that 99% of my day is spent multi tasking. That makes making real daily progress on a LCOEP difficult. But now I am about 10 cast off stitches and some finishing away from it still being too hot to wear till winter!
I am currently reading Al Capone Does my Shirts by Gennifer Choldenko. It is a fabulous book intended for younger children perhaps 3-5th grade but J. and I are using this semester as a platform for creative writing and critical thinking in her 7th grade home-school lessons. As reading material it is far too young for J. but the quality of the writing makes it great for a learning spring board. So after a trip to Alcatraz (which we frequently call Azkaban my mistake) we have started our school year with a bang!