It's Wednesday and time for Words and Wool. Of course I can't go far from wedding excitement, so I need to share the wedding knitting all done by my talented sister Christina Wall. These are all original patterns and if we beg hard enough, perhaps she will write them up!
BTW, the honeymooners are not going to be able to go to Ireland at this time but have found a lovely island off the Carolinas to spend the rest of their time away at. We hope they are able to relax and enjoy themselves!!!
So first for the bridal shawl -- isn't it beautiful!!!!! It went so perfectly with the wedding colors!
Christina also knitted three gray bolero sweaters for the flower girls. They were perfect!!!! Don't you love the lace edging?? We added felt flowers as a decoration.
Emily borrowed Christina's cream Garter Leaves Shawl to add extra warmth on the wedding evening.
A view of the back of the baby sweaters:
We also had our last fall "official" meeting of the Homeschool Knit Clubs. One member took my suggestion of a knitted beard for her cousin seriously!!! I LOVED it! I want to make them for my boys:
Another member started and completed a sweater for her dog over the last 6 weeks. She did a great job and I just wish I could have seen it on the dog!
And another member was knitting donuts on the last day of class.
I am continuing on with my Tiny Tea Leaves Cardi in gray. It is adorable!!!
As for reading, I finished several books this past week:
God King: A Story in the Days of King Hezekiah (Living History Library) by Joanne Williamson was something I read aloud to the kids as part of our Ancient History. It is historical fiction, based mostly in Egypt but moving northeast to Palestine and ending with the seige of Jerusalem by Sennacherib. I thought it was well-written and kept our attention. We all enjoyed it.
Boundaries: When to Say YES, When to Say NO, To Take Control of Your Life by Henry Cloud and John Townsend has been the perfect book for me to read just now. I know I read it years ago but I felt I was reading the information for the first time. It all made so much sense to me, especially taking control for my own emotions and emotional well-being. I hope to skim through it again and take better notes.
The Real Life Downton Abbey: How Life Was Really Lived in Stately Homes a Century Ago by Jacky Hyams is a very readable, informative book about how life was lived in the early part of the 20th century. I feel as though it is a little handbook you would want to keep close if you were writing a novel on the period, just to make sure that you minded your p's and q's and had everyone acting just as would be proper. You will read about dress, food, sports, servant relationships, and many other aspects of daily life.
We are having a week off of school next week and I have a stack of books that I can't wait to dive into -- namely a few by my favorite author Alison Weir and the next installment in the Irish Country Doctor series as well as a new Rosamund Pilcher. I can't wait to tell you how they are!!!
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