Despite having been born in 2002, Elijah somehow managed to celebrate his 14th birthday circa 1942. His Wartime Farm Pullover was finished in record time. No one is as shocked by that as I.
And I had enough yarn! Which had been a concern. The main yarn is Stroll Tweed in ‘Oyster’, The bright blue is Stroll Tweed in ‘Marine Heather’. The other colors are all Stroll Sock Yarn in: ‘Forest Heather’, ‘Peapod’, ‘Fedora’ and ‘Firecracker Heather’ respectively.
I made the tie from a lovely, thick wool tweed, using this free pattern. It’s a bit long for him yet, but he’ll grow into it.
I think he was pleased.
I’m currently reading Life of Pi because a librarian suggested for a reading list I’m making for the older kids and I wanted to check it out first. In my current state of mind I’m finding it rather depressing.
Speaking of books lists!!! I’ve ever so slowly been making ones for each and every grade as a resource for myself, but I’m going to share them here as well and hopefully save other parents a bit of work. And I’m hoping that you will all pile on suggestions as well. My children are such prolific readers that I’m always on the look out for quality books with which to tempt them.