Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Yarn Along 6


I'm joining Ginny again for her yarn along. Not much time for reading for myself this week, so here are the most-requested books by the kids lately.

First is Alfie Gets in First by Shirley Hughes. We've been reading lots of books about Alfie. They are perfectly written for young children--stories about the little details of real life. Here, Alfie gets into the house first--with mom's keys--and shuts the door. He's locked in, and can't reach the lock! The whole neighborhood gathers to help, but in the end, it's Alfie who solves the problem himself. Suspenseful and satisfying; we love it.

Next is In the Snow by Sharon Phillips Denslow and Nancy Tafuri (yup, her again!). I pulled this one out when we set up Lucy's bird-watching station. Again, a simple moment from daily life--a child puts out seeds, and backyard animals gather to eat them. Simple and perfect, with those gorgeous Tafuri animals.

And, of course, with Lucy, we're reading our Christmas favorites over and over.

Meanwhile, I finished the necklet I was working on last week, and I've started another crocheted gift. This time, it's a hat. (Picture me standing out in the drizzling rain with a ball of yarn in my raincoat pocket, crocheting while the children play.) I'm loving how it's coming out. But the once-giant ball of mystery yarn from a tag sale is getting smaller and smaller. Will I make it? Cross your fingers for me.

10 comments:

Elizabeth said...

I love the hat. And the image of you in the rain crocheting is priceless. Hoping your yarn holds out until its finished.

Blessings, Elizabeth

Luisa said...

Lise your so good about getting your kids out. Can I just send mine over:) I would be crochetting or knitting outside too.

Joy said...

Crossing my fingers for you. I know that feeling well! The hat looks very cute. :)

appledapple said...

The Alfie illustration looks precious, I've not seen the books before so I'll be looking for them my next trip to the bookstore! The hat looks precious!

Spinneretta said...

Well that's a good way to occupy your time while they play ;)

Heather said...

I have not read either of those two books, so I am off to the library to pick them up. Thank you for introducing them to us, and the hat looks wonderful.

S/V Mari Hal-O-Jen said...

That hat looks squishy soft in the nicest possible way!

Rosina {Rosy ~ Posy} said...

Loving the mental image of you crocheting in your raincoat :) How cute and I'm crossing my fingers for you that you will have enough yarn! I love the photo of it. The pattern reminds me of a sea urchin :) Enjoy the resf of your week!

Plain and Joyful Living said...

Oh, I do that too:) The yarn dangling down - making sure it doesn't get wet or muddy:)
Warm wishes, Tonya

Meredith said...

we love Nancy Tafuri here, do you have Counting to Christmas?? The hat is lovely.