Knitting: I'm almost done with the first leg of the Kanoko Pants and am ready to knock out the second. I'm actually kind-of excited to see what shrinking magic a little water and a hot dryer will work on the size of these enormous pants. I've resolved to actually measure Silas and write them all down. It seems that I'm always casting on when he's asleep and am making sizing decisions without the benefit of his presence.
Reading: We've had the spring books out now for a couple of weeks and some clear favorites have emerged. They are:
And then it's spring by Julie Fogliano -- This was my new purchase of the season and I love it. The illustrations are sweet and soft and the story is all about patience.
Spot's First Easter by Eric Hill -- Any book in this series is a hit with my little guy. He's really really into lifting flaps right now.
Spring by Gerda Muller --The picture book classic. We love to make up stories for the pictures. Mama gets pretty creative after the first dozen times through.
Haiku Baby by Betsy Snyder -- This is one of the books that Silas asks me to read over and over and over again. Sweet, nature-based haiku.
Spring is Here by Taro Gomi -- Simple and lovely, the illustrations are very cinematic.
Hop by Phyllis Root -- We checked this out from the library, but I might have to purchase it. Rhyming story about bunnies.
Spring is a New Beginning by Joan Walsh Anglund -- This was a lucky thrifting find. Hopeful words about the promise of spring with adorable 60s illustrations.
Linking up with Ginny at Small Things.