Yarn Along: Knitting and Reading

by Josée

Knitting and reading, I finally have the time to do these things again. I’m getting comfortable with my new library and requesting a ridiculous number of books. The stash of books on my bedside is starting to look decent again, and I’m reading a little bit every night. Right now I’m reading books about home learning and unschooling. I’m really enjoying Legendary Learning: The Famous Homeschoolers’ Guide to Self-Directed Excellence, I’ve only read three chapters but I would definitely recommend it. I’ve also got The Year of Learning Dangerously: Adventures in Homeschooling, Radical Unschooling: A Revolution Has Begun, and The Unschooling Unmanual but I haven’t started reading them. Are there any home learning books that you’d recommending reading? 

As for knitting I’m working diligently on a Creature Comfort Cardigan that will given to my mother for Christmas. The leaf design up the back panel is beautiful. I think I’m going to have a difficult time given this cardigan away.

Joining Ginny’s Yarn Along and Nicole’s Crafting On.

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11 comments

Chelsea November 7, 2012 - 8:39 pm

Really? You're reading unschooling books!? I might be a little shocked. 😉 We need to make sure we have extensive time to discuss homeschooling at Christmas.

My favourites are: Playful Learning, Real Learning, and A Landscape with Dragons. Also Catholic Homeschooling and Homeschooling with Gentleness.

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Angela November 7, 2012 - 9:45 pm

Beautiful WIP. I have enjoyed the first and last books your are reading but not heard of the first. Thanks for tuning me into it. Going to order it from the library today. 🙂

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Julia November 7, 2012 - 10:25 pm

What a lovely sweater, I would have a hard time giving it up too!

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Lori ann November 8, 2012 - 12:39 am

oh goodness that sweater looks lovely, what a precious gift it will make.

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Kim Corrigan-Oliver November 8, 2012 - 2:32 am

Wow, that sweater looks amazing!!! Such a lovely gift.

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Elisa November 8, 2012 - 4:00 am

That cardigan is going to be beautiful!! Your photos are great. I am reading a few unschooling books too, mostly John Holt and Better Late Than Early, which got a bit boring, but I get the just and it's still worth skimming. I want to read all the books you're reading. Wish we could sit and have tea together while we knit and talk unschooling. =)

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Josée November 8, 2012 - 5:43 am

Tea and knitting would be so wonderful!! My husband noticed your comment and asked me where you lived… then chuckled when I told him… too bad we live so far way from each other. I'd love to hear your thoughts on unschooling though 🙂

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Josée November 8, 2012 - 5:44 am

Those are great books. I've read the first three, seen the fourth and haven't read the last one. I'll have to read it.

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crunchymama November 8, 2012 - 6:28 am

This sweater looks wonderful!!! I must try to make one for myself! Thanks for sharing. What yarn are you using? I love the looks of it, hopefully I can find a similar one here!

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nunu November 8, 2012 - 5:24 pm

wow! what a beautiful pattern – i love it and would have a hard time giving it away too. it's so hard to go back and knit the same thing twice for yourself. i always have to move on to something new. i'm intrigued by your book selection and have requested one from the library. i'm currently unschooling my five year old.

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Amy Caroline November 9, 2012 - 3:03 pm

Oh your cabling is gorgeous! I am still trying to work on mine.

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