Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Words and Wool

 The Penderwicks: A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy is the first in an endearing series that the kids and I have come to adore. It is a modern story, set in New England, but I feel it could have taken place in the 1940's if it weren't for computers and cell phones. These books are all about normal children having good, old-fashioned fun in the outdoors, with their siblings, and involving the neighbors. After reading this book we were hooked.

 The Penderwicks on Gardam Street continues the story of the Penderwick children with the adventures involved in helping their widowed father begin to date again. Once again the children and I were glued to the story (we've listened to all of these on audio tape).

 The Penderwicks at Point Mouette is currently the last in the series and perhaps my favorite so far -- surely because it takes place on the coast of Maine in the summertime. There is plenty of adventure and even a mystery solved at the end. I can't wait until the author writes another book!

As for the "wool" in this post, here is my latest finished knitting project: a vest for Laura.

I used Pickles' Plain Vest and some yarn I had in my stash. The bright colors work well on Laura. I can't wait to show you what I've knitted for her birthday!!! And I still have to sew a little apron for her. Only two more days to go!

I am participating in Ginny's Yarn Along over on her blog Small Things. Hop on over and check out all the other great reads and lovely knitting.


...they call me mommy... said... recommendations! Thank you! The little vest for you daughter is so sweet!

Ellen said...

I love the plain vest - haven't knitted it yet, but it's in my pile of to-do's. And those books - we have all 3 and love them.

A Faithful Journey said...

I love the plain vest...the pattern is wonderful! I knit one for my daughter for her b-day and I am hoping to get another on the needles soon for my baby girl due in July! :)

Love the colors of your vest and your little girl looks so happy in it!

Shirley Ann said...

That little vest is too cute! Thanks for the book recommendations - I'm always on the lookout for good books for my girls.

Rachel said...

What a sweet little girl and vest. We love the Penderwicks, too, and didn't know there was a third book! Thanks!

Leslie said...

Cute vest -- adding it to my list!

Heather said...

So sweet - the books and the vest, but most of all the precious precious girlie in the vest! Sweet!

Ruth MacC said...

She is so like you Heather!

amchart said...

THANK YOU for the book recommendation. My 12 year old and I have enjoyed the first two books and can't wait for the third to arrive from Amazon. Our summer reading is off to a great start!