Yarn Along: Snow and Books

by Josée

We had our first snowfall a few days ago. The children were delighted. They ate their breakfast quickly and went right outside. It wasn’t a big snowfall, at least not compared to what I’m used to seeing up North, but there was enough snow to roll in. Our first snowy day put me in nesting mode. Like a squirrel I ran around outside gathering up the last of the summer items and putting them away. Many things were accomplished.

I find myself inside the house more these days. I’m creating recipes, cooking hearty meals, reading to my children and at the end of the day when the children are asleep, if I still have energy, I’m knitting. The cardigan is growing steadily but time is passing quickly. Is it already mid-November? I have so many little projects to accomplish for Christmas. Some of them might not get done.
I am reading a variety of books right now. Legendary Learning is still on my bedside table and I’ve been reading it a little each day, as well as enjoying the latest issue of Taproot. I’ve also been reading a lot of children’s picture books. I love beautifully illustrated children’s picture books. Some of favourites are by Graeme BaseRuth Sanderson, and Jan Brett. My children especially enjoy Jan Brett’s recently published book Mossy, a great book for the young naturalist. We’ve recently discovered a new author, Jackie Morris, who recently compiled and illustrated the most beautiful treasury of nursery rhymes that I have seen; it’s called The Cat and the Fiddle. Do you have a favourite children’s picture book that is beautifully illustrated? 

If you’ve managed to read to the end of this particularly long Yarn Along/KCCO post I should mention that I have a blog anniversary giveaway going on until November 18th. Be sure to check it out!

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6 comments

Kim Corrigan-Oliver November 14, 2012 - 12:19 pm

Yay for snow, we had a dusting yesterday morning, not enough to play in though, still waiting for that.

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Heidi November 14, 2012 - 4:19 pm

What a beautiful cardigan, I love the color and the pattern design.

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Julia November 14, 2012 - 5:18 pm

My favorites are Animalia and A Book for Bramble – a story of a mouse who is best friends with a hedge hog and missing him during the long winter writes a diary of winter. The cardigan is lovely!

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Amy Caroline November 15, 2012 - 2:52 pm

Those leaves are gorgeous! Such beautiful knitting!

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Elisa November 17, 2012 - 2:57 am

Aww, I love those snowy pics! That Jackie Morris..WOW!! I love her illustrations. I like Jan Brett too. My fav. is her Beauty & the Beast. It's the original non-Disney story and I like it so much better. Your cardigan……is amazing!!!

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kerri.warmus November 19, 2012 - 4:36 am

We just discovered Jan Brett through a friend's recommendation. I love the illustrations in Stellaluna. Very pretty cardi!

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