Because Your love is better than life, my lips will glorify You.
Psalm 63:3

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Yarn Along

I'm joining Ginny at small things to celebrate the loves of reading and knitting. 

A friend {with birthday upon us,} will be receiving this mitten {and its mate, if I can get my act together.} She knows already...I slid a prototype on her hand last week. Nope, no surprises for her.

{blurry pic, sorry}

I'm going to give this new book a go. The same friend had a post-holiday, book-swap, girls' night...really fun idea. I couldn't make it, but she swapped this book in my stead. I'll let you know what I think.

And currently, our bedtime {or anytime} reading is Alice in Wonderland. I wasn't sure if B & B would  appreciate the absurdity and silliness...but they seem to. They still giggle about the tea party scene in which a watch and then the dormouse were each dipped into cups of tea. Silliness. And Bug had already begun to learn this poem for school, so when it came up in the story, he, too, had gently smiling jaws.

How Doth the Little Crocodile
by Lewis Carroll
How doth the little crocodile
Improve his shining tail,
And pour the waters of the Nile
On every shining scale!

How cheerfully he seems to grin, 
How neatly spreads his claws,
And welcomes little fishes in 
With gently smiling jaws.

We're laying low today. Bean has a fever and sore throat. She's sleeping in front of the fire to get those germs out of her little body. Poor thing. I'll knit when I'm not busy cuddling.

And in case I don't get back here for a few days, the kids and I are hitting the road again soon. Need to get my act together for that, too. Lists, laundry, and packing. We'll be celebrating Bug's birthday in Illinois with Sweet Daddy. More on that later. 


Anonymous said...

Pretty yarn in that mitten!

I hated it when we'd sail our boat just a tad north of where we live. That particular area is the only place that crocodiles, alligators and caymans all live together. Fascinating but freaky to see them swim by your home.

Bekah said...

Hey!!!! THANKS FOR MY MITTENS!! How did you know I needed some? My Disney World gloves we bought out of desperation are too small and give me the heebie jeebies. Finger claustrophobia? Who knows. But these fit GREAT and are SO CUTE. Thank you so much! And they WERE a surprise, nestled there in my mailbox after I got home from a big day in Columbus (and a hot date with my hubbie). So comfy and definitely big enough--perfect size.