~ Two of my favorite things are knitting and reading and I love sharing my projects and current reads here. I would love for you to join me every Wednesday to share a single photo of what you are knitting (or crocheting) and reading too!~
These banana muffins are some of our favorites here. Often times I'm not on top of things enough to prepare breakfast ahead of time...like cinnamon rolls or crockpot oatmeal. But these are quick and tasty. They can be whipped up in a matter of minutes and please even my picky eaters. The recipe calls for nuts, but we sub in mini chocolate chips.
Currently on my needles are tiny baby socks and I think they may just do me in. I originally started with the Perfect-fit Newborn sock, but the closer I get to turning the heel, the more confused I become. Heaven forbid I look on to the gusset. From what I can tell, most baby socks are fairly similar in construction so I think I may continue with a pattern I understand a bit better. Here's one I'm more likely to figure out. Though I may make the foot a little longer.
The wee chunky hat was a stash buster and it almost didn't become a reality. I was limited in both the right size dpn's and yarn, but I just kept knitting until I couldn't anymore. I think it turned out ok. My baby's have big noggins though, so my only hope is it fits once baby boy arrives. This is a very basic knit flat hat, no pattern per se, but my Ravelry notes are here.
This week I started reading Hands Free Life and though I'm not very far in, the idea of striving towards a more meaningful existence, apart from ALL distractions (be it electronics, dishes, chores, various responsibilities) is enlightening. I have such a difficult time separating the fact that I'm not bound by "things". I have set these self-imposed expectations for myself and I'm the only one keeping tabs. Of course I can't let my home go to squalor or never get school done with the children. But none of these things are as pressing as I make them out to be. Throw in the constant need to be "plugged in" and I suffer greatly from comparison syndrome. Hopefully this book will lovingly guide me in giving up these ideals because as much as they stress me out, imagine the impact they have on my family.
Also on my reading list are my scripture birth affirmation cards. I made these three years ago when I had my son (found the idea on Pinterest) and they helped immensely in staying focused on Christ during my labor. I have no doubt they will be more than beneficial this time around as well. April can't come soon enough...I'm so looking forward to meeting this little guy.
I'm joining Ginny today over at Small Things for her weekly yarn along. I so enjoy being a part of a collective project, seeing everyone's handiwork and inspiration. It brightens my day each Wednesday. Please check it out!