Three rows in to my Traveling Woman shawl and I already had to drop into my LYS for some pattern explanation. Luckily, the ladies there are very kind and were able to talk me through a very simple problem. Sometimes you should do exactly what the pattern tells you to do, even if it doesn't make any sense to you. Sometimes you make things harder than they need to be. This pattern is good for me. It's forcing me to overcome my dislike of yarn overs.
I'm skimming through Self-Sufficiency, a handbook to homesteading. So far, it seems like a good resource. It doesn't cover any one topic with an incredible amount of depth, but it is useful as a book of ideas for different projects and endeavors to try. I'm really ready to dig into a book that I enjoy. It's been awhile...
It's just so hot here...it's hard to get motivated to do much of anything. This heat wave might motivate me to take Silas for his first swimming outing, though. If his bathtime antics are any indication, it's something he would enjoy, but I worry about all that sunshine on his delicate little baby skin. Hopefully hat + tank suit + a ton of zinc oxide sunscreen will do the trick.
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