I have a knit project going and a crochet project going. Here they are:
I am knitting the outfit for our newly-born niece, Anna. I wanted a garter stitch pattern to emphasize the bumpiness of the yarn and I am pleased with the results so far. I am also starting a a hat to match.
I am crocheting the fingerless mitts as a birthday gift for Tressa (a link to her band), a dear friend. We have been friends since 8th grade and to know Tressa is to love Tressa. The mitts are quick and easy. I like the way they are turning out and I got to learn a new crochet stitch that I didn't yet know about: Chainless Foundation HDC. I like it so much better than a chain foundation and hope to incorporate it into a blanket I have planned. I didn't know such a stitch existed! Yay!
I am reading the new Waldorf curriculum I purchased for home-schooling Joaquin. I find it to be very helpful, although I must admit: at first, I was frustrated not to have a set of completed lesson plans to get me started. But after reading most of the book and trying things out, I have to say that she is absolutely correct in her approach of not providing that level of detail for an entire year. I would have loved to have, perhaps, 3 or 4 completed lesson plans for each season as a way to help me get started more quickly. One of the superlative features of the Waldorf curriculum is that it is a living practice and it really comes ALIVE in our home and has brought a lot of warmth and joy to each day so far.