Knitting: I'm starting to feel like a broken record...still working on the Kanoko Pants. This is the start of week four of knitting them. Soon, my pretty, soon. Only half of the second leg to finish and then we're done, done, done. I blame Silas (isn't that always the case?). I think he is very much on the verge of walking and so we've been incredibly clingy on mama lately. Sitting next to me at the dinner table is no longer good enough. He has to sit in my lap while we're eating. He also just had a huge growth spurt. The shelf with the "supervision only" books, which used to be well out of reach, is definitely now reachable, as are quite a few other things that used to be safely too high up for those little hands. Sheesh. We've reached the last stage of moving things up (there's no more "up" for them to go!) so I think it's time to move stuff out. Spring's the time for projects like that, right?
Reading: I just started The Paper Garden, a biography of the woman who invented mixed-media collage art in 1772. At the age of 72, she picked up a scissors and started making these incredibly detailed paper collages of flowers that are so intricate, it's difficult to discern them from the real thing. Right now, the author is trying to situate her in the history of art and is, very beautifully, comparing this work to the other domestic arts. So far, it's absolutely fascinating.
Linking up with Ginny at Small Things.