We interrupt our regularly scheduled knitting, sewing, etc. to bring you:

Harry

Or at least that was the way it was going to work.  I planned to put all needlework aside this week while I read.  As it turns out, I sat down to read at 4:00 p.m. yesterday and finished about 24 hours later.  And yes, I did sleep – a full 8 hours as a matter of fact.  It’s been a long time since I read a book that was so intriguing that I couldn’t put it down.  No spoilers here, but the end was heartbreaking yet satisfying and will not please everyone.  Anyone who wishes may email me privately to discuss, but I won’t reveal the ending.  Except for my eagerness to find out the ending, I was really, really sorry for this book to end.  At first I thought that the book was way too adult for Harry’s followers, but it occurred to me that those children that started off with the first book are now in their teens.  My advice to parents out there with younger children would be start them with the first book, but try to parcel them out to one a year so that by the time they get to the later ones they have matured a little.

Three days in Seattle have satisfied my desire for city life for another year or two!  I’ve decided that cities are exciting and fascinating but also hold so much ugliness and sheer craziness!  Seattle certainly has its share of odd characters and I am so grateful for my ordinary if boring life.  The convention was interesting, with some enjoyable classes.  And there was enough down time that I did get knitting accomplished:

Yoke

Body and sleeves are now joined and the yoke is started.  As I’m decreasing every other row, I am on the home stretch.  With a little over 6 weeks to go, I am in good shape for finishing all baby knitting and quilting with time to spare.  I hope this will be my last week working five days and life will get back to normal by next week.

Earlier this week we awoke to this lovely lady in our front yard:

Deer

It was raining and apparently she found shelter under the overhanging trees.  She was sleeping soundly when hubby first opened the curtains and stayed there for about an hour.

2 thoughts on “

  1. Ivy’s sweater is beautiful. Can’t wait to see it on her. Loved the story of Izzy and her dual language. She is so blessed to have TWO such smart, loving parents. What a great big sister she will be. What is Grandma (or what do they call you?) taking for Izzy? Socks, a dress, a sweater? Have you already posted it?

    My two boys 18 and 19 both devoured Harry Potter and were through by Sunday night, or early Monday morning. They had gone to the movie the first night it was out. But, thank goodness, they don’t do the dress up thing.

    Your postings are so exciting to me, I check every day, knowing that most times you post once a week on Friday or the weekend. That and the comic strip For Better or For Worse are my daily guilty pleasures. I think your life is quite exciting. Creating beautiful projects, schooling, participating and building a loving family are very exciting to me. Know you are enjoying this time.

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