Thursday, July 21, 2011

Yarn Along 7/21/2011

~ Two of my favorite things are knitting and reading, and the evidence of this often shows up in my photographs. I love seeing what other people are knitting and reading as well. So, what are you knitting or crocheting right now? What are you reading? Take a photo and share it either on your blog or on Flickr. Leave a link below to share your photo with the rest of us! ~
**taken from Ginny's blog
Yes it is that time of the week again-- I love seeing what others are reading and knitting! I am a day late this week-- it was my birthday yesterday! No reading or knitting done yesterday! Can you believe it! But today, life is back to normal and I am back to picking up my needles and books :).
What is STILL in my picture is the grown up FLS. Still in the same spot-- I think I need to change up my knitting-- is is possible to be too hot to knit with wool? Maybe a simple cotton washcloth or towel? Or maybe my KAL at Wife, Mom, Knitter. My reading is a bit heavier this week.... I am still working my way through the bible in 90 days! We will be moving soon and any house we choose will be quite larger than anything we have lived in-- there will be alot more work involved for me cleaning and maintaining it. and I have come to conclusion I need help with it! I do think the girls and boys can help out and not leave it all up to mom. I decided that I needed to implement a program to share in the work(not having mom do it all). I researched and found this program (thanks to the Duggar's first book) that is christian based. Managers of Their Chores and using the program that came with it. This book helps create chore charts and chorepacks for all the kids regardless of age. As well as teaching mom and dad how to teach the reasons why we need chores in our lives. The book is really quite good, it reads well and makes sense-- It helps teach our kids the importance of chores and becoming servants to the Lord. Both things that we can improve on. It is a lot of work but once I implement it I think it will function very well.
As you can also see in the photo I am reading the Duggars second book. I might as well come clean.I find their way of life fascinating! I keep looking for something to be really wrong with this family-- you know, maybe some brainwashing. BUT I just can't find it-- they teach their children right from wrong without using punishment-- they use discipline and God's love. It works for them. I am interested in how to do that with my boys. Anything I can to do to help with bringing up kind and gentle thoughtful boys, I am all for!
I can't wait to catch up with everyone to see what you all are reading and knitting!


  1. I hope your birthday was happy! About the kniting, I had to put down a scarf I was knitting with wool because it just felt too hot. Now I am knitting a baby blanket with a cotton blend. About the Duggars, I like them too. I agree with your description of their family life and their gentle ways.

  2. Wishing you a belated happy birthday. the February Sweater is on my list to knit. Love the color of yours. We have managers of their chores and I agree it is good book, so much more than a chore chart system. I'm a Duggars fan too.

    Blessings, Elizabeth

  3. Happy Birthday! I have to confess too. Love those Duggars! I actually pray for them every time they are brought to mind. I want the Lord to continue to be glorified in their ministry. They are SO under a microscope!

    Keep us posted on your success with the chores... and thanks for the hug. It really meant a lot!

    Blessings, Debbie

  4. I am not a knitter, but I am a reader...and a mom of five boys. My daughter-in-law watches the Duggar's show and blog...she is very inspired. and so am I.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog today...blessings on raising those boys, what an awesome responsibility!

  5. Happy Birthday and welcome to my blog. I am not a knitter but I am a big reader and I do love to write. I hope your birthday was wonderful.B

  6. hi conservative knitter!

    i'm with janette on the knitting and the reading.

    many blessing on your sweet family!


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