Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Yarn Along

I'm going to join Jenny of Small Things in Yarn Along.  I hesitate to even do this.  I would not really call myself a knitter yet.  Not compared to some of the women I know and some whose blogs I read, who make amazing things.  I thought I had finally finished this hat, but after putting it on, I realized it still wasn't as long as I would like it to be so a friend showed me how to add to the length from the bottom and I'm working on that.  This project of making a hat has been down right ridiculous!  First, I tried a pattern that was way over my head and after a few rows I ripped it all out and found an easier pattern, then the 2nd time I got several rows into it and realized it was twisted on the needles.  I was not happy!  I'm think there may have even been a third ripping out, but I finally, finally got it!

I got a copy of Elizabeth's book for Christmas.  More accurately, I called my husband one day and told him I had just ordered the book and he could give it to me for Christmas if he wanted. ;)  I don't normally do that sort of thing, but I was very concerned that it was going to sell out and I was going to miss my chance to read this book. 

I have wanted to read this book for years.  Literally.  You see, not being Catholic, I wasn't sure how much I would get out of the book.  I was afraid that I wouldn't be able to use that much of it and so I didn't want to spend any money on it.  I looked and looked for it at used book stores and libraries but I never did find a copy.  I met a Catholic, homeschooling mom and asked her about it, but she hadn't read it either.  So when Elizabeth said on her blog that it was sold out again on Amazon, I panicked!  I had to get it and if it wasn't something I could use I figured I could sell it. 

First I read rather quickly and only made the lightest pencil marks, "just in case".  When I finished it, I went right back to the beginning and began again.  This time slowly and with a highlighter!  There's no way I'm selling it.  It's so good!!  Anyone interested in homeschooling could benefit from this book, even if they don't end up using the Charlotte Mason method of education and even if they are not Catholic.  I should have realized that if I love her blog as much as I do, I would've loved the book.


  1. I will have to check that title out. I have been homeschooling for years and never heard of it... how did I miss this one!?

  2. I totally agree about the book!! I'm not Catholic either, but it is the most bookmarked book I own.
    I'd say you ARE a knitter - maybe just not a super proficient one, just yet ;-)