:: I'm so, so close to finishing Julia's orange sweater: just six or seven more rounds of ribbing on the sleeve, then pick up and knit four rounds or so around the collar, and finished. It's a little embarrassing that it took a year to finish; once I set my mind to it, these sleeves went so quickly. (My latest trick is taking only something that needs sleeves knitted along with me to Irish dance, or co-op, or a park day, so that if I want to knit—and of course I want to knit—I have no choice but to knit a sleeve.) Between our park date with friends this afternoon and tomorrow's co-op morning, I should finally be done knitting this tomorrow.
:: I'm not really reading Putting Food By, of course; canning recipes don't generally make for compelling reading. It has been my constant companion this week, through tomatoes and pumpkins and still more apples. I haven't had time to read anything else!
:: We've moved on to On the Banks of Plum Creek this week. They're loving it, of course. I'm very much enjoying reading this series through the eyes of a parent; I have read them since childhood, many times, and as an adult I saw things in the stories that simply weren't there for me as a child. But as a parent...there is so much more in Ma and Pa's actions and reactions and interactions that I didn't fully understand before.
Joining Ginny at small things, as always...